Speaking on The Premier League Review (24/05/22 at 4:30 pm), Ian Wright has claimed that Christian Eriksen was ‘the signing of the season’ this year and would be a bargain for any club in the summer.
Eriksen’s return to the Premier League has been a joy to watch. In just 11 appearances, the 30-year-old assisted four times and scored once for Brentford (TransferMarkt).
The Dane’s impact lifted Thomas Frank’s side away from worries of relegation and eventually secured them a 13th place finish (Premier League).
Eriksen’s form has reportedly caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs. Speaking to CaughtOffside, transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano claimed that Leicester City, Spurs, and another English club were all interested in securing his services this summer.
According to latest developments from Football Insider, Spurs have stepped up this interest and have made a move to bring Eriksen back to N17 this summer.
Wright believes that Eriksen would prove an excellent signing: “There was a time, before Christian Eriksen got there, you felt they might get sucked in.
“Since he has been there and you have watched Brentford, they have been able to push 15 yards up the pitch.
“What he has done is raise the standards of everybody. It is easily the best signing of the season, for me. What’s great about Eriksen is that he is a proper number ten. There is a lot of scope for that kind of player.
“What he has shown, which could be to Brentford’s determent if he doesn’t stay, is that he has a lot to offer still. He can pick up the ball in space for any team.
“His first touch is magnificent. Very offensive. Set-pieces like we saw. Through balls and crosses. Everything that you need. For free, he is somebody that will be a bargain for anybody.”
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It would make perfect sense to bring our number 23 home this summer. He has more than proven that he can still hack it at the top level of English football and his creative spark would take some of the playmaking responsibility off Harry Kane’s shoulders.
Also, with the fact that he is available on a free transfer (TransferMarkt), Spurs would be able to prioritise other positions with their budget.
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