Christian Eriksen has left Inter Milan “by mutual consent”.© AFP
Christian Eriksen has terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual consent, six months after suffering a heart attack while playing for Denmark at the European Championship. The 29-year-old is fitted with a pacemaker, which prevents him from playing in Italian football but leaves the door open in other championships. “Inter and Christian Eriksen have decided to end the current contract by mutual consent, as he is officially not allowed to play with a defibrillator in Serie A,” the Italian club said. Eriksen will now be free to consider his options at other potential clubs, having recently trained at his youth club Odense.
The former Tottenham player suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening match at Euro 2020 against Finland in Copenhagen on June 12 and had to be resuscitated on the pitch.
Broadcast live to a stunned nation, Denmark then rode a wave of emotion at the tournament, reaching the semi-finals.
The Inter Milan playmaker spent several days in hospital and had a pacemaker implanted to regulate his heart rate, which prevented him from even going to a gym in Italy.
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