Christian Eriksen said he wanted to “try something new” after writing an emotional letter to Tottenham fans.
Eriksen ended his six and a half year spell with the North London club on Tuesday after completing a £ 17 million transfer to Inter Milan.
“Dear Tottenham fans,” the 27-year-old wrote in a Twitter post. “I do not know where to start!
“I didn’t have time to say goodbye to everyone, even though I felt like I had played many games where everyone was saying and I thought I was going to leave the next day.
“I have so many incredible memories over the past 6.5 years in Spurs.
“I liked being on the training ground every day and playing so much at the stadium, but sometimes you just want to try something new.
“So, Spurs fans, it was a pleasure to play in your club and we hope to meet again in the future.”
Eriksen became one of the driving forces behind Tottenham’s improvement under former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
After the departure of the Dane, Spurs announced that he had activated the option of transforming the Lo Lo Giovani loan into a permanent agreement.
The Argentine, seen as a natural replacement for Eriksen, signed by Real Betis for £ 27.2 million on an agreement that will last until 2025.
Eriksen’s move to the Italian capital completes a saga that has been going on since he declared his intention to leave Spurs last June, citing his desire for a new challenge after last season’s final defeat in the Champions League against Liverpool.
He could make his debut for Inter against Fiorentina at San Siro in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.