Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed whether he thinks Tottenham and other Premier League clubs will be monitoring Christian Eriksen’s progress at Brentford over the next six months. 

Eriksen is set for a return to competitive football for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash against Finland last summer. 

The midfielder parted ways with Inter Milan last in December as regulations in Italy state that players with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator fitted cannot continue playing professionally in the country (Guardian).

He completed a return to the Premier League on deadline day, two years after leaving Spurs in 2020, with the midfielder penning a six-month contract with the Bees.

Gold admitted that he hopes Eriksen is able to get back to the player he once was following the health scare he suffered last summer.

However, the journalist pointed to the 29-year-old’s difficulties during his final 12 months at Spurs, as well as his initial struggles to get into Antonio Conte’s starting eleven at Inter, as reasons why a return to Tottenham might not be on the cards for Eriksen.

When asked on a Q&A on Football.London if Spurs will be monitoring Eriksen’s performances at Brentford with a view to bringing him back to the club, Gold responded: “I think a lot of clubs will be monitoring how Christian Eriksen gets on over these next four months or so. 

“If he can return to his best then he will become a very attractive free transfer for many in the summer. As for Spurs, I’m not sure whether they would return for him or not. 

“Prime Eriksen was one of the best playmakers they’ve had in a long, long time, but he wasn’t that player for the final year or so of his time at the club.

“Antonio Conte did not seem to fancy him for the first year of his time at Inter, only using him more in the second half of last season. 

“Much depends on exactly what Eriksen we get after what was such a traumatic time for him and how his body reacts to regular top-level football again.

“I truly hope he’s able to get back to where he was, let alone his best because he’s fought to get back to this point.”

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As romantic as the notion of re-signing Eriksen is, it is worth remembering that we are now rebuilding the squad for a new era under Conte and Paratici. So, the club will have to look forward and sign players who can be the backbone of the side for the next five years or so.

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