Antonio Conte was asked whether he wanted to bring Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham in the summer, before the Dane made the switch to Manchester United. 

While the Spurs boss remained coy in the first half of his answer, simply stating that he did not want to discuss the details of players currently at other clubs, he seemed to leave a hint at the end of his statement.

Conte ended by saying ‘Christian was a player everyone wanted in their team’, perhaps implying that he was indeed interested in the idea of Eriksen returning to N17.

However, one thing is for sure, Eriksen will line up against his former club this week in the Premier League as Spurs travel to Old Trafford for a tough away match.

Tottenham come into the clash off the back of an impressive 2-0 win at home to Everton, while the Red Devils played out a rather eventful 0-0 draw with Newcastle.

When asked if he wanted Eriksen back at Spurs, Conte said (Football London): “Yeah, I don’t want to speak about players of other teams.

“For sure Christian is a player I enjoyed working with him and I would like to train him again, to have him in my squad but you know the transfer market is very difficult and he made a big choice to sign for United for three years of contract.

“For him, I wish him the best for his family, apart from the game against us and for the rest of the season to be the best on the pitch.

“Now is not the time to say but for sure Christian was a player everyone wanted in their team.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

This feels very much like a hint that Conte wanted Eriksen this summer as an option for a two-man midfield, three-man midfield, and even in the right-forward role. Perhaps the wages and signing bonuses were just out of Tottenham’s reach.

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