Tottenham Hotspur are now lining up a sensational return for Christian Eriksen this summer, according to reports…
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Football Insider claim the north London outfit are keeping tabs on their former attacking midfielder, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season after reigniting his career during a short-term stint at Brentford.
Spurs are among the Premier League teams eyeing a move for the 30-year-old. He has impressed since joining the Bees on a six-month deal on January 31st, proving his fitness and health following a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 last summer.
Should Spurs bring Eriksen back this summer?
The 111-time Danish international departed Hotspur Way in January 2020, leaving to join Antonio Conte at Inter Milan and now it appears the Italian is keen on a reunion.
It’s also thought that Eriksen would be open to a move back to his former club. He wouldn’t cost chairman Daniel Levy anything in terms of a transfer fee.
Since his exit from the club, Spurs managers – past and present – have struggled to replace the void he left behind with neither of the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele able to step up in his absence.
Both players were shipped out on loan during the winter and the latter has refound form, though Villarreal would like to keep him permanently and that is a deal the Lilywhites must let happen – it could be sweetened by the return of Eriksen, who can fill that no.10 gap at long last.
Effectively finally replacing himself, the 30-year-old playmaker has proven his ability in the Premier League once again. His one goal came against former rivals Chelsea, whilst he’s also provided two assists from six appearances, playing the full 90 in five of those matches, via Transfermarkt.
Eriksen leads Thomas Frank’s squad in terms of average WhoScored rating, thus suggesting that he has made a major impact in a mere matter of months. He also tops the charts in terms of creativity, managing 1.7 key passes per game.
This would see him rank joint-second behind Heung-min Son (1.9) in Conte’s current squad and the prospect of adding the Dane to a frontline involving the South Korean sensation, January marksman Dejan Kulusevski and the talismanic Harry Kane is very exciting indeed.
The north Londoners know too well about his playmaking talents with the ex-maestro providing 159 direct goal contributions across 305 appearances in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt – that’s around one goal or assist every 152 minutes, via Transfermarkt.
Conte and Spurs could indeed end a 30-month problem by replacing someone like Lo Celso by sealing a return for the £13.5m-rated wizard, who was once dubbed “special” and “unbelievable” by his former boss, Mauricio Pochettino.