Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has joined Inter Milan on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
The 27-year-old, who was out of contract in the summer, has signed for the Serie A side for a fee in the region of £17million.
As Eriksen’s departure was announced, Spurs revealed they have taken the option to make Giovani Lo Celso‘s loan move from Real Betis permanent.
The Argentinian, seen as a natural replacement for Eriksen, has joined for £27.2million on a deal until 2025.
A Spurs statement read: “We are delighted to announce that we have exercised the option to convert the loan of Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis Balompie to a permanent transfer.
“Gio has signed a contract with the club until 2025.
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“The midfielder has produced impressive performances after establishing himself in the team following a hip injury which restricted his playing time in the early part of his loan at the club.”
Spurs would have had to pay £34million to make Lo Celso’s deal permanent in the summer, which was obligatory if they reach the top four.
After a slow start to life in north London, the 23-year-old has shown glimpses of his potential in recent weeks.
On Saturday following his role in Spurs’ 1-1 FA Cup draw at Southampton, boss Jose Mourinho said his form had given Spurs “no choice but to execute the option”.