Date: 24th May 2022 at 2:41pm
Written by:

As per Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in re-signing their former attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer.

The Lowdown: Tottenham looking to bolster options

It is no secret that Spurs manager Antonio Conte has been looking to bolster his squad this summer, with six new additions targeted in the transfer window, with the club now competing in both the Premier League and Champions League next season.

John McGinn has been another midfielder mentioned in the discussion, but it remains to be seen how much money Daniel Levy will be willing to spend on additions this summer.

The Latest: Tottenham have a “registered interest”

Spurs are among a number of Premier League clubs vying for the signature of the current Brentford midfielder this summer, according to Football Insider.

The 30-year-old midfielder admitted in an interview with BBC Sport that he doesn’t “know what the future holds,” following his spell at Brentford after signing as a free agent in January, following his release from Inter Milan after suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s fixture with Finland at Euro 2020 last summer.

The £13.5m-rated Danish international will be out of contract come June and will then be able to negotiate with any club he chooses.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright told Premier League Productions (via the Express) that he is worried for the rest of the league, should Eriksen make the return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.

“They [Spurs] need a Christian Eriksen-type of player who can knit that team together and then Tottenham are going to be a real problem for people,” said the former England international and current TV pundit.

 The Verdict: A sensational return

The re-signing of Eriksen to Spurs would be a heart-warming return to the club he served for seven years, but it would also be very smart business on a free transfer.

He is currently in the top 1% of midfielders across the top five leagues in Europe in terms of assists per 90 minutes and shot-creating actions according to FBref, suggesting he would be able to set up chances on a plate for Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski, who all have been in electric form in 2022.

He has also scored one goal and set up four assists for his teammates since joining the Bees in January according to the same website, suggesting that he would provide a goal threat from midfield, should he join Conte’s side.

The current Brentford man has already worked under Antonio Conte during their time together at Inter Milan, in which they won the Serie A title together, and could be an alternative option in a team which currently lacks attacking midfielders.

Also lauded as “special” and “unbelievable” by his former boss, Mauricio Pochettino, Eriksen could be exactly what Spurs need to elevate their game in the Champions League next season.

 

Comments are closed.