Inter Milan have terminated the contract of midfielder Christian Eriksen, the reigning Serie A champions announced.
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 and was fitted with a heart-starting device, something which prevents him from playing in Italy.
“Internazionale FC announces it has found a mutual agreement for the termination of Christian Eriksen’s contract,” an Inter statement read. “The club and the whole nerazzurro family sends the player our love and wishes him the best for the future.
“Even if today Inter’s and Christian’s roads go in different directions, there will always be a strong and unbreakable bond. The best moments, the goals, the winds, the embraces with the fans outside San Siro while celebrating the title: it will all remain a part of the nerazzurro history.”
🖤💙 | CHRIS
ALL THE BEST, @ChrisEriksen8!
The goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri historypic.twitter.com/wCGPGun4Gd
— Inter 🏆🇮🇹 (@Inter_en) December 17, 2021
The 29-year-old has not played since he collapsed during his country’s tournament opener against Finland on June 12.
He returned to Milan to meet with the Inter hierarchy in August and in early December trained with Danish club Odense Boldklub, who he represented at youth level.
Eriksen joined Inter from Tottenham Hotspur in January 2020, signing a contract to 2024.
He initially struggled for game time under Antonio Conte but became a pivotal figure in the side which won the Serie A title in 2020-21.
Denmark’s doctor and physio as well as team captain Simon Kjaer, who started CPR on Eriksen, received the UEFA President’s Award.