Spurs are once again being linked with a move for Christian Eriksen and the Danish international could add something different to Jose Mourinho’s midfield.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Jose Mourinho would like to have the Danish international back at Spurs, although his wage demands are currently proving to be an issue.
Whilst there are no advanced talks between Spurs and Inter yet, Romano claims that the 28-year-old would love to return to the Premier League, so perhaps we will see him back at the North London club in the not too distant future.
Spurs have dropped a lot of points from winning positions in recent fixtures and adding the creative influence of Eriksen in their midfield could allow them to kill games off.
The attacking-midfielder could also form a strong connection with international teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in Mourinho’s side, as the former Southampton man can do the dirty work in midfield, allowing Eriksen more freedom to find space and play through balls to the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
During his last spell with the Lilywhites, Eriksen would contribute an impressive 69 goals and 89 assists in 305 appearances, so whilst his time with Inter hasn’t exactly gone to plan, it is hard to argue that he wouldn’t add a creative spark in this Spurs side.
In his career thus far, the Dane has managed an impressive 157 club assists in all competitions, whereas the majority of Spurs assists this season have come from either Kane or Son, with Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso all tied on one assist in the Premier League, suggesting that they are definitely lacking the quality final ball in midfield.
With Mourinho’s wingers also struggling for form so far this season, with Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale and Erik Lamela having all disappointed with their performances, the arrival of Eriksen could allow the Portuguese manager to switch to a diamond midfield, with the former Ajax man at the tip behind Kane and Son up front.
It is clear that Mourinho would love to have him back and although his performances in his last season with Spurs weren’t the best, if he can rediscover the sort of form he showed under Mauricio Pochettino, it would surely be worthwhile for Daniel Levy to pay the wages necessary to bring him back to the North London club.