Tottenham Hotspur are once again being linked with Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen as he continues to struggle with the Serie A side.
According to the Guardian, the Lilywhites could look to re-sign the Danish international on loan from Inter this month, although a deal could be difficult to structure.
The creative midfielder only left Spurs for Italy around this time last year but his time with Antonio Conte’s side has clearly not gone to plan, and he now finds himself surplus to requirements.
During his time with Spurs, Eriksen would make 305 appearances for the North London club, contributing an impressive 69 goals and 89 assists.
However, he made it clear he wanted to leave the club after they lost the Champions League final against Liverpool in 2019 but was forced to wait until January 2020, just six months before his contract was set to expire, before a deal with I Nerazzurri was agreed.
Since then, the 28-year-old has managed just 38 appearances for Conte’s side, in which he has contributed a disappointing four goals and three assists.
This season has seen him make just 12 appearances in all competitions, the majority of which have come from the bench, so it is no surprise that he is being touted for a loan move away, as he will no doubt want to get regular football under his belt ahead of the European Championships this summer.
If Spurs were to negotiate a deal that would see him return to North London, it could prove to be bad news for Dele Alli, with the former MK Dons man having made just one start in the Premier League this season.
The report suggests that Spurs aren’t keen to let the 24-year-old go and want him to challenge for a first-team spot but if Eriksen were to return this month, it would only increase the significant competition in that position.
It could definitely be argued that Jose Mourinho is lacking a player of Eriksen’s creativity, as Spurs midfielders Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele have just one assist each in the Premier League, whilst wingers Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale and Erik Lamela are yet to contribute an assist in the top-flight this season.
On the rare occasions where Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son aren’t on top form, you worry where the creativity will come from in this Tottenham team, with the vast majority of Spurs’ goals this season coming from those two combining up front.
Therefore, Daniel Levy must seriously consider sanctioning a deal to bring Eriksen back to the North London club this summer, as the £31.5 million-rated midfielder could add a different dimension to Mourinho’s side, provided he could rediscover the form he showed in the earlier days of his last spell with the club, which were enough to see former manager Pochettino label him “fantastic” back in 2018.