Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur made a genuine attempt to re-sign Christian Eriksen on loan from Inter Milan during the summer but saw their offer rebuffed by the Italian giants.
Eriksen has endured a hard time at Inter since joining the club from Spurs during the January window, with the Dane once again been in and out of the side in Inter’s first few matches of this season (transfermarkt.com).
Spurs welcomed back one former star in Gareth Bale this window amidst much fanfare, and there were rumours doing the rounds on deadline day that they could also see an Eriksen return (Football Insider).
Those rumours did not materialise but Romano has now revealed that the Lilywhites did make an enquiry regarding the midfielder back in June but that Antonio Conte side were not ready to let him leave on loan.
However, the transfer expert did also suggested that the North Londoners could return for Eriksen’s services in the future.
Romano said in the latest episode of his Here We Go podcast (as relayed by The Express): “This one I know, Tottenham fans will get crazy but there was a chance to see Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham this summer.
“On July, it was the start of July, when Inter Milan and Tottenham started to talk about the situation of [Tanguy] Ndombele and Milan Skriniar, it was really complicated from day one.
“In fact, Inter didn’t sign Ndombele and Tottenham didn’t sign Skriniar. But during the first discussions, someone from Tottenham asked if there was the possibility to get Eriksen back on loan.
“Inter immediately said, ‘No we won’t sell a player on loan after signing him for €20m five months ago.’ It was really complicated.
“But Tottenham asked for him, so pay attention for the future I would say. If Eriksen is not in Antonio Conte’s plans or an important player for him, pay attention to Tottenham because they are still thinking to him.
“Obviously Gareth Bale, it becomes something different. They are not similar players but in the mentality of Jose Mourinho, they are the kind of players that are not perfect for his style of football.
“Bale is an exception, we are talking about a top player, it’s something different and something fantastic for Tottenham.
“But Eriksen after Bale is difficult, it was two months before signing Bale.”
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As things stand, we have too many attacking midfielders in the squad, with even Dele Alli seeming to be surplus to requirements. So, while I can see why we might have made a tentative approach to re-sign Eriksen on loan back in June, I doubt Jose would take him if he was offered the Dane now.
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