Antonio Conte has taken to social media to send a touching message to Christian Eriksen, revealing his delight at catching up with the midfielder.
It was reported back in the summer that Spurs were one of the favourites to re-sign Eriksen on a free transfer after his contract with Brentford ran out (ESPN).
However, the fairytale return to North London did not materialise for the 30-year-old, who ended up linking up with Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United instead.
David Ornstein explained on The Athletic’s YouTube channel (starting at 7:20) back in July that the contract length and salary Eriksen demanded did not match what Spurs had in mind, which is why the Lilywhites pulled the plug on the deal.
When asked about Tottenham’s pursuit of the midfielder in his pre-match press conference ahead of his side’s clash against Man Utd, Conte chose to keep his cards close to his chest.
The Spurs boss stated that he enjoyed working with the Dane at Inter Milan and wished him the best at Old Trafford (Football London).
Eriksen came off the bench for the final few minutes of the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday, and here is what Conte wrote about the former Spurs man on his Instagram stories after the game.
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Some things are more important than football and I, like Conte, am over the moon to see Eriksen doing so well at Man Utd after the scare he went through during the European Championship last year. It is clear that Conte has a lot of love and respect for the Dane.