Journalist claims player was ‘to so happy’ at not joining Spurs or Leicester

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Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio (as relayed by Sky Sports Transfer Centre, Monday 21.18), has claimed that Christian Eriksen was ‘not so happy’ at not moving in January.

Eriksen was heavily linked with a return to Spurs during January, with reports indicating that the North London club wanted to sign him as a replacement for Dele Alli, who was linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, neither move materialised with Dele still at Spurs and Eriksen remained at the San Siro.

It has been suggested that Daniel Levy decided to pull the plug on Alli’s loan to PSG when he realised that the finances associated with bringing Eriksen back to the club would be too high.

He claimed that Spurs wanted to sign the 28-year-old on a loan deal with no fee while the Foxes were ready to pay a loan fee to the Nerrazuri but could not find an agreement with the midfielder over his salary.

When asked about Eriksen not moving: “Not so happy, but in the last period he is playing more and in a different position,” said Di Marzio.

“He’s playing like a centre in the middle.

“Inter refused to approach Tottenham and Leicester loan offers. Tottenham wanted him for a free loan. Leicester paid the loan but they didn’t find an agreement about his salary.

“So, there weren’t good opportunities for Inter Milan and for Eriksen, so he will stay here, and Antonio Conte will let him play more in the next period.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I suspect that Daniel Levy never really intended to re-sign Eriksen and our interest in the Dane was just a smokescreen so that we could offer Dele a reason why his loan move to PSG fell through. I do not think the Spurs chairman ever really wanted to let Dele go.

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