Pundit urges Spurs to secure transfer he thinks could save ‘£50m-£60m’ this summer

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Noel Whelan believes Tottenham should push to sign Christian Eriksen on a free transfer this summer which could save the club ‘£50-60 million’. 

Eriksen, 30, has been in fine form for Brentford since arriving in January – his first move since having his Inter Milan contract terminated at the start of the season. 

With one goal and two assists in six matches (Transfermarkt), Eriksen has managed to help steer the Bees away from the threat of the Premier League relegation zone. 

His form under Danish compatriot Thomas Frank has even caused him to be linked with a move back to Spurs (I News), whom he made 305 appearances for before joining Inter in 2020 (TransferMarkt).

A switch back to North London would see Eriksen reunited with Antonio Conte, who was head coach during Eriksen’s brief stint with the Italian side. 

And despite the underwhelming manner of his exit from Tottenham over two years ago, Whelan believes the midfielder’s quality is too much to ignore.

He told Football Insider: “I don’t think people will be forgetting how he left Tottenham. The performances he put in at the end of his time there, you could tell he wanted to leave.

“It wasn’t like he left Tottenham as a hero. It wasn’t nice for a team that gave him so much.

“Then again, can you ignore the quality he would bring to the side? Especially for a Tottenham team that could really do with a player like him.

“It’s a free transfer as well. To bring a player like him in, you’re talking at least £50-60 million. He’s obviously got a good relationship with Conte, so that will change things as well.

“I’m sure if he brings his form from Brentford over to Tottenham, a lot of things will be forgotten.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Eriksen has been very effective for Brentford and looks to still be a creative force at the top level. While he may be happy with staying in West London, Spurs should definitely sound out a move if they are still lacking creative options in midfield. 

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