Journalist Paul Brown has claimed that Christian Eriksen may have doubts about joining Tottenham Hotspur in the summer due to his poor relationship with Antonio Conte.
There have been reports stating that Spurs are keen on bringing Eriksen back to the club after he spent the second half of last season with Brentford. However, the Bees have reportedly offered the midfielder a new deal with the club due to the impact he made last term.
Eriksen signed a short-term deal with Brentford in January and was involved in an impressive five goals in 11 Premier League appearances.
Conte and Eriksen have previously worked together in Italy at Inter, but whilst speaking with GiveMeSport, Brown claimed that the pair did not see eye to eye, and the player may therefore have doubts about joining.
Brown said: “I honestly think when Conte was first asked about it, he was merely being polite when he answered that, you know, there would be a place for him and yes, he’d be interested.
“He didn’t really get on with him that well in Italy, and I think Eriksen probably remembers that and would have doubts about going back to Spurs.”
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TIF Thoughts on Brown’s comments…
This comes as quite a surprise as Tottenham were recently tipped as the most likely destination for Eriksen to end up at in the summer transfer window.
Eriksen spent seven seasons with Spurs, where he notched 226 appearances whilst scoring 51 goals and registering 67 assists. So, with his impressive record at the club, he might be keen to sign for them again in the hope that he could replicate those stats, especially as they qualified for the Champions League ahead of next season.
However, due to the length of time the Danish international was at the club, he may opt against a move back there and seek a new challenge elsewhere, or even re-sign for Brentford with the club that gave him the opportunity to play football again.