Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing Christian Eriksen back to the club this summer, according to recent reports…
The Denmark international made his return to the Premier League with Brentford in the January transfer window, having not played competitive football for a number of months following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last summer.
According to i News, while the Bees are keen to extend his stay at the club, they are well aware of interest emerging from elsewhere, particularly from Eriksen’s former side Tottenham.
It is added that the north London club are the suitors paying the closest attention to his situation thus far.
While Eriksen may have engineered a mid-season switch to Serie A giants Inter a couple of years ago, there’s no questioning that he remains a beloved presence at his former club, perhaps more so given what happened last summer.
That level of emotional connection to the mercurial Dane would make a return to Spurs a real feel-good story in football, and perhaps even more importantly, it would add a genuine spark of creativity to Antonio Conte’s team.
Indeed, his first spell with the north Londoners showcased his playmaking talents, with Eriksen registering an impressive total of 89 assists in 305 games for the club.
It was no surprise that his former manager Mauricio Pochettino was quick to declare: “He is so special and we always call him Golazo, because he is capable of scoring unbelievable goals. The recognition from us is massive.”
When reports emerged earlier this calendar year that Spurs could be interested in bringing Eriksen back, Conte did not completely shut the door, instead offering some hope that a deal could be done.
The current Spurs boss said: “No. Honestly no (we didn’t discuss signing him). Honestly I was surprised about the situation because in my mind, honestly, I thought Christian needed more time before coming back to play in England.
“For sure, Eriksen is part of Tottenham’s story. To come back here would be a good opportunity for him, for me, for the club, but now he’s signed for Brentford, only six months, and we’ll see what happens.
“We won the league, we spent two important seasons together. I wish him all the best for the future and you don’t know what will happen. It would be good for me to have him again, to work together.”
Given that he would be available on a free transfer, and having proven that he can still cut it at the highest level in the Premier League, signing the 110-goal Eriksen would be a masterclass move from Fabio Paratici.