By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) – Inter Milan on Friday terminated Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen's contract months after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a UEFA EURO 2020 match in June.
"FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that an agreement has been reached to terminate Christian Eriksen's contract by mutual consent. The club and the entire Nerazzurri family wish Christian all the very best for his future," Inter said in a statement.
Eriksen, who joined the defending Italian champions from England's Tottenham Hotspur in 2020, is now a free agent.
The 29-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest during a EURO 2020 Group B game against Finland in Copenhagen's Parken Stadium on June 12.
Eriksen was rushed to a Danish hospital after urgent medical interventions on the pitch.
He underwent a successful operation and was discharged from hospital on June 18.
Eriksen did not play for Inter and his native Denmark for several months.
Additionally, Inter thanked Eriksen for his service to the Italian club.
"Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken. The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto (Italian Serie A trophy) celebrations with fans outside San Siro (Stadium) – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history," the club said.
Eriksen was a three-time Dutch champion with Ajax Amsterdam.
He helped Inter win the 2021 Italian Serie A title.
The Danish attacking midfielder had 60 appearances to score eight goals for Inter.
Eriksen was one of the main pillars of Denmark.
He scored 36 goals in 109 international caps for the Danish national team since his debut in 2010.