Tottenham Hotspur are indeed “keeping tabs” on former midfielder Christian Eriksen ahead of a potential return to the club this summer…
That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who delivered a recent – and exciting – claim to GIVEMESPORT about Spurs’ interest in their ex-playmaker with less than a few months until his six-month contract expires at Brentford.
The north Londoners have recently been linked with a move for the Denmark international, who has proven his fitness and quality back in the English top-flight following a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last summer.
And now, the reliable O’Rourke has provided some encouragement over a possible reunion at Hotspur Way. Eriksen left Spurs in January 2020 to join Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan outfit.
“They are keeping tabs on him,” he said.
“His return to the Premier League has been a real fairytale. It’s been a real brilliant story; it looks like he’s never been away after that horrific cardiac arrest he suffered in the Euros.
“He’s found his top form and has proven what a class player he is, and I’m sure if he’s unable to agree [to] a new deal at Brentford, there will be a lot of clubs in for him, not just Tottenham.”
Eriksen has quickly emerged as a standout star for the Bees in the Premier League this season, earning the team’s highest average WhoScored rating at 7.41, which is clear of leading goalscorer Ivan Toney (7.29).
From only six appearances, in which five have been starts, the Danish maestro has delivered three direct goal contributions and also leads the way for chances created, averaging 1.7 key passes per game – a feat that would see him rank joint-second behind Heung-min Son in the current Spurs side.
Over a six-and-a-half-season career in N17, the former Ajax gem delivered a whopping 69 goals and 90 assists from 305 appearances, averaging a direct contribution once every 152 minutes.
With the 30-year-old delivering a similar output in the same divison two years later, managing a goal or assist every 162 minutes for Brentford, it’s evident that he has not lost his creative spark whatsoever, even despite the devastating circumstances that he has been dealt with in the past year.
As such, a move for him on a free transfer this off-season could not only be really beneficial to Conte and the Spurs squad, but it would surely delight much of the Lilywhites’ faithful, many of whom were gutted to see him leave in the first place.