Inter terminate Eriksen contract
MILAN: Inter have terminated Christian Eriksen's contract, the Italian Serie A club announced on Friday, after the Danish international was barred from playing in Italy due to a cardiac device implant.
Eriksen, 29, has not played since suffering a heart arrest during Denmark's first European Championship game against Finland in June and getting life-saving treatment on the field.
Inter said in October that Eriksen had been barred from playing in Serie A by the Italian medical authority due to a rule that prohibits the use of an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device.
"FC Internazionale Milano announces that an agreement for the mutual termination of Christian Eriksen's contract has been reached," Inter announced in a statement.
"The club and the entire Nerazzurri family embrace the player and wish him the best of luck in the future."
"Christian was a key figure in our march to the Scudetto — a collective effort to which Eriksen contributed with his vision, intuition, passing, assists, and goals, some of which were big."
The Danish midfielder scored the title-winning goal against Crotone, and he also scored a free-kick against Udinese at the San Siro on the final day of the season.
"That is our final, happy, wistful memory of Christian on the pitch in an Inter shirt. Because sometimes life takes a turn for the unexpected and sends you down a path you didn't imagine," the club added.
"Every Inter fan, every football fan, looked on in silence, hoping for Christian. Seeing him back (at the training ground) in Appiano Gentile with his teammates, as Italian champions, was a joy to behold and one we will never forget."
Following his rehabilitation, Eriksen began working out at his youth club Odense Boldklub's training facilities in Denmark earlier this month.
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