Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has recently given some updates about the situation of Christian Eriksen and whether he can return to Tottenham or not.
Sheth appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast and the panel discussed multiple transfers in the English game. One topic of discussion was Eriksen’s links with a move back to Spurs. Sheth revealed that this is a case of ‘never say never’, especially since there is interest from both parties to potentially bring Eriksen back to the club.
Should Spurs re-sign Eriksen?
Eriksen did leave Spurs in January 2020, but it has now been suggested that the Dane will be allowed to leave Inter if the Nerazzurri are presented the right offer. Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has already hinted at the fact that he would be allowed to leave the San Siro.
Sheth has provided more information about the Dane and whether he could return to Spurs. He said: “What did I say about Alli and PSG? Never say never. This is another interesting one, because you remember this time last year, Christian Eriksen actually left Tottenham for Inter Milan. He was supposed to be part of a squad that would win trophies, that would win the Serie A title, but personally at least, it hasn’t worked out for him.
“If you look at the stats – 12 starts in 12 months in Serie A. 12 starts for Christian Eriksen, one league goal. Now, it is thought that Eriksen would welcome a return to Tottenham, Tottenham are open to a return for Christian Eriksen. So it sounds simple enough, both parties want it to happen. So it should happen, right? But as we know, transfers aren’t that easy.
“There’s been no formal contact, as far as we know. And it’s thought Inter – they do want to get some sort of money in the form of a loan fee. And it’s that loan fee that apparently is putting off potential suitors like Tottenham Hotspur. Add to the mix, the Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte – someone we know very well, of course – he’s told Eriksen to show character. And he’s told Eriksen that he still wants him to be the playmaker at Inter Milan, but [Marcelo] Brozovic is currently doing that role and doing it very well for Inter. That’s why the path to the first team has been blocked for Eriksen.”
He continued: “I just think with only a few days to go, it will be difficult to do a deal for Christian Eriksen given the numbers that are involved. But I still think that we will be talking about him the closer we get to deadline day and the more that he is left out of the first-team plans by Conte at Inter.”
TIF Thoughts on Sheth’s comments on Eriksen…
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have scored 12 goals each in the current campaign and their third-highest scorer happens to be Tanguy Ndombele, who has scored only three times (as per WhoScored).
This suggests that Spurs can be over-reliant on Son and Kane and they might need more players in the goalscoring department. Eriksen was very active in that department, as he scored 69 goals and got 89 assists during his time at Spurs. This shows that Eriksen could take some of the burden off Son and Kane and a move back to Spurs could make sense for the club.