Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has suggested that Christian Eriksen can leave in January – less than a year after joining Tottenham.
The Danish midfielder has only started four matches in all competitions so far this season, and he has been an unused substitute in the last three in Serie A.
Eriksen recently doubted his future under Antonio Conte, admitting he was not happy with his playing time, while Conte has said he will not choose his team just to please a player.
Marotta has now admitted that the club will evaluate Eriksen’s situation during the next transfer window, which is a little over a month away.
“Conte has already talked thoroughly about it. I can just add that we certainly do not have to force a player to stay when he asks to leave,” Marotta said DAZN.
“We have to evaluate the situation. Now he is available for Conte, who has made him play in [Eriksen’s] respect and in the club respect.
“So far we have not received any request from Eriksen, but at the right time we will try to find the right combinations.”
Eriksen joined Inter for £ 16.9m. Agreement in January 2020, after becoming uneasy at Tottenham after the 2018-19 season when the Spurs reached the Champions League final.
That summer he admitted that he was interested in a new challenge, but no move arose for the Dane despite interest from Manchester United, who have since signed Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek in his position.
United have again been linked with Eriksen this month in the Italian press, while Arsenal have also been mentioned alongside Eriksen in recent reports in the UK.