Speaking recently on a video posted on the Football.london Facebook page, Alasdair Gold discussed Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Inter midfielder, Christian Eriksen.
Since leaving Spurs for Inter in what was a £24.3 million deal back in January of last year, Eriksen has gone on to make 40 appearances for the Nerazzurri, scoring four goals and providing three assists along the way.
However, so far this season, the £31.5 million-rated 28-year-old has found his game limited under Antonio Conte, starting just four Serie A fixtures, as well as being awarded just one start in the club’s Champions League campaign.
As a result, Eriksen has been linked with a move away from the Italian club this month, with Tottenham being reported to be keen on the idea of a reunion (as per Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia) with the Denmark international.
However, speaking on a recent video for Football.london, Gold claimed that, as far as he is aware, a move from Spurs for Eriksen would be incredibly unlikely in the current market.
He said: “Everything I understand is that Eriksen’s people have initiated contact with Tottenham, trying to start up some kind of dialogue to get him back – among other Premier League clubs, it’s not just Spurs.
“From what I understand, I think there are some people within the club that think it would be great to bring him back. I’m not entirely sure Mourinho is as sold on the idea because, let’s not forget, Mourinho’s only really seen the not-so-great version of Eriksen while working first-hand with him.
“You know, he thinks he’s a good player, but he hasn’t seen the terrific Eriksen of two, three years ago, who was one of the most creative players in the Premier League. “So, all of that combined with the foreign player issue, it makes it an incredibly difficult deal to do.
“With Tottenham Hostpur you can never say never because we said that with Gareth [Bale] for about seven years and then suddenly it happened. But yeah, it’s looking unlikely at this moment in time, unless something suddenly happens.”
Would Eriksen be a good signing for Spurs?
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments regarding Christian Eriksen…
Considering the fact that the Tottenham side is already bloated, with no room for the addition of another foreign player to their Europa League squad without removing a player already included, it would indeed seem that a move for Eriksen looks unlikely in this window.
In addition to this, Eriksen’s return of four goals and three assists over 40 appearances at Inter Milan does not exactly scream of the midfielder being in the form of his life, which leads to the argument as to how much difference the 28-year-old would really make coming into Mourinho’s team.
Furthermore, Eriksen is reported to earn £229,000 per week at Inter, almost three times the £77,000 the midfielder earned per week at Spurs, meaning any move, even a loan deal, could cost Spurs a significant amount of money.
As such, in our opinion, a move for Eriksen would not be worthwhile for Tottenham in January.