Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on a potential return to the north London club for Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen.
This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of different topics concerning Jose Mourinho’s side.
It was recently reported that Spurs could look to try and sign Eriksen in January and bring him back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and following talk that a Tottenham return is the Dane’s ‘preferred option‘, Gold had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I’d be stunned if he came back. I think it would be a bad move for both parties. Spurs wouldn’t be getting the Eriksen from three, four years ago – they’d be getting the very down, lack-of-confidence Eriksen that essentially struggled probably in the last year at Tottenham, and has only really struggled even more at Inter.
“You’re not getting a player in tip-top playmaking shape whatsoever.”
Spurs signed Eriksen back in August 2013 from Ajax for a fee of £12.74 million. After making 305 appearances for the north London club in which he managed to score 69 goals and provide 89 assists, he left the club in the previous January window for a move to Inter for a fee of £24.3 million.
Since joining Antonio Conte’s side, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £45 million, has made 38 appearances for the Serie A club but has only managed to score four goals and provide three assists (per Transfermarkt).
Would you take Eriksen back at Spurs in January?
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on a potential Spurs return for Eriksen…
With Eriksen previously sharing his frustrations at not being a regular starter for Inter, there’s every possibility he could find himself leaving the Italian side next month.
However, with the Dane having publicly revealed that he wanted to leave Spurs back in June 2019, this may hamper any potential return to north London and also how the supporters view him.
In our view, with Eriksen having said he wanted a new challenge after leaving Spurs and with his time at Inter not being exactly fruitful, maybe he needs to search for another challenge elsewhere, just not back at Spurs.