Is Daniel Levy getting the band back together at Tottenham Hotspur? It certainly seems that way after a sensational claim on deadline day…
According to Football Insider, Spurs have been offered the chance to sign Christian Eriksen on loan in a cut-price deal from Inter Milan, just ten months after selling him to the Italian outfit for around £16.9m.
The Serie A giants are reportedly keen to trim their wage bill and raise funds through player sales, so much so that they’d be willing to pay half of the 28-year-old’s £200k-per-week wages.
It’s also claimed that the Danish playmaker has been offered to several of Spurs’ top-flight rivals though it remains to be seen if Levy would sanction a shock return.
This could be an outstanding swoop from Levy and another sign of him sprinkling his magic. He sold Eriksen with just six months to run on his contract, and now could sign him for free on loan.
Only £100k-per-week would need to be paid if the aforementioned claim is to be believed. That would be one hell of a masterclass from the Spurs chairman.
It can be argued that the club are still yet to replace the attacking midfield dynamo after a prolific seven-year stint in north London.
His touted replacement, Giovani Lo Celso, has turned out to be a deeper option having only provided four goals and three assists in 42 appearances, per Transfermakt.
The majority of goals have been scored or created by striking duo Heung-min Son and Harry Kane – you could only imagine the damage that Eriksen would do behind these with Gareth Bale, Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon all likely to play too.
Eriksen arguably enjoyed his best season in 18/19 where he delivered eight goals and 12 assists in the Premier League, whilst also averaging 2.4 shots, 2.1 key passes and 1.2 tackles per game, via WhoScored.
Despite not being around him much, Jose Mourinho was a fan, once claiming “he shows clearly the quality he has” whilst ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino has dubbed him “amazing” as well as “outstanding” in the past.
Transfermarkt value the Inter Milan misfit at £54m, so this could certainly be an outrageous coup from the tough-negotiator himself, Mr Levy.
AND in other news, £100k-per-week flop could be Spurs’ desperate Milan Skiriniar alternative…