Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano provided an update on reported Tottenham Hotspur target, Christian Eriksen.
Since joining Inter from Spurs in what was a £24.3 million move back in January 2020, Eriksen has so far gone on to feature 41 times for the Nerazzurri, chipping in with five goals and providing three assists along the way.
And, after starting just four Serie A fixtures under Antonio Conte this season, it was reported that Inter would be open to parting with the £31.5 million-rated 28-year-old this month, just 12 months after his arrival in Italy – with Spurs thought to interested in bringing the player back to north London.
However, in recent comments made while speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano suggested that Inter may have had a change of heart regarding the Denmark international, not long after he scored a last-minute winner in the Milan derby.
He said: “Around Tottenham, the name of Christian Eriksen was always around because, [as] we mentioned, [there were] some intermediaries working on this deal – the possibility of taking Christian Eriksen [back] to Tottenham.
“But, yesterday night everything changed with Christian Eriksen, because Antonio Conte said, ‘He’s not going anywhere – Eriksen is staying.’ [This is] because Inter won’t sign any new players in this window.”
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So, if Romano is to be believed, any hope that Tottenham may have had of securing Eriksen’s return to the club would appear to be dead in the water.
However, in our opinion, this news could be a blessing in disguise for Spurs, as the midfielder’s form has not been overly impressive so far this season – Eriksen has averaged a WhoScored match rating of 6.34 over his nine Serie A appearances, ranking him as Inter’s fourth-worst performer in the league – and, with his reported weekly wage of £229,000, a move could have proven to be a colossal waste of money for the club.