Official: Christian Eriksen joins Inter/Spurs announce permanent signing of Lo Celso

Premier League giants Tottenham have this afternoon confirmed both an addition to and departure from the club’s midfield.

Eriksen moves on

The January transfer window has seen a host of names tipped to exit Jose Mourinho’s squad.

As the new Spurs boss goes about moulding a panel of players whom he feels will push the club back towards the upper echelons of the Premier League, Mourinho has reportedly made it clear that a number of players are free to seek out pastures new this month.

The likes of Danny Rose, Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier have all been tipped to move on.

None, though, were more persistently-linked with a departure from north London than Christian Eriksen.

Gifted attacking midfielder Eriksen had long stood as one of Tottenham’s star performers, on the back of his arrival from Ajax in 2013.

However, with the Dane’s contract having been set to expire in the summer, and Eriksen having done little to suggest that he was ready to commit his future to the Lilywhites, speculation had been rampant of late that the Spurs hierarchy were finally ready to sell.

The outfit to have emerged as the surprise front-runners for the midfield creator over the last couple of weeks, meanwhile, were Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.

And, as confirmed across the social media platforms of both the Nerazzurri and Spurs this afternoon, Eriksen’s San Siro switch is now official:

The 27-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a 4-and-a-half year deal with Inter.

Neither club has, as of yet, revealed the financial details involved in the transfer.

Lo Celso rewarded

Spurs, though, within minutes of making Eriksen’s departure official, announced the signing of a player who could well act as the Dane’s replacement in their midfield for years to come.

The player in question is Giovani Lo Celso.

Following a lengthy saga, Argentinian international Lo Celso joined Spurs from Real Betis on transfer deadline day last August.

The midfielder put pen-to-paper on a season-long loan deal in north London, with the Lilywhites having also secured an option to buy.

And, on the back of a difficult start to life in the colours of Tottenham, Lo Celso has begun to showcase his worth of late.

The South American has earned starts in the capital giants’ last 4 outings, starring versus Norwich City and, most recently, in Spurs’ FA Cup stalemate with Southampton over the weekend.

And this upturn in form has today seen Lo Celso rewarded.

An announcement this afternoon saw Tottenham make the 23-year-old’s signing official, on a contract running until 2025:

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