Christian Eriksen and Inter Milan have mutually parted ways as Italian national medical laws prohibit people with heart issues from active sports.
Eriksen suffered a cardiovascular risk in Denmark’s Euro 2020 game against Belgium in June and has been out of action in the months that followed as he recovered.
The Dane is now back to full fitness and ready to pick up from where he left off in his career. However, he will be playing with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for the rest of his career.
This issue has led to the club he was contracted to up until the unfortunate incident, Inter Milan, to end things with the 29-year-old because local health regulations will not permit Eriksen to keep playing in Italy.
“The club and the entire Nerazzurri family wish Christian all the very best for his future,” Inter said in the statement announcing the termination of the Dane’s contract.
“Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken. The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history.”
Termination of Inter contract not the end for Eriksen
Italy’s laws are strict, but Eriksen could continue his career in another country where the rules are different.
Eriksen has begun his journey back to match fitness in his home country of Denmark at Odense Boldklub, the club where he started his career.
Eriksen leaves Inter after 60 games, eight goals and a Serie A title, and could begin anew very soon according to his agent Martin Schoots, who spoke to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.
Schoots confirmed that Eriksen is studying some proposals as he is not ready to call it quits on his career.
“I can confirm that Christian will continue to play football. Two clubs called me a few weeks ago,” Schoots told Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Ajax is one of the rumoured clubs, but transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has claimed the current Eredivisie champions are not interested.
The Eredivisie giants, who Eriksen played for between 2010 and 2013 currently employ the services of Daley Blind, who is also fitted with a pacemaker like Eriksen.
Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero had to call it quits on his professional career on Wednesday after suffering a heart issue of his own back in October.
The striker leaves football after winning several trophies for Argentina, Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City.