Christian Eriksen’s departure from Inter Milan seems inevitable in January after the Nerazzurri chief executive, Giuseppe Marotta, admitted last month that the midfielder is not in Antonio Conte’s plans and could ask to leave the club (Sky Italia via Sky Sports).
Multiple sources have claimed that the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder could be set for a shock move to Arsenals next month, despite spending six and a half years representing the white half of North London.
ESPN claimed that the Dane has been offered to Arsenal for a cut-price fee of around £12m while Sport Mediaset (via Sempre Inter), reported that Mikel Arteta’s side were preparing a €12m (£10.8m) offer for the midfielder.
Transfer expert Ian McGarry has now revealed that the 28-year-old is indeed considering a move to Tottenham’s North London rivals as he still owns a home in the area.
However, he claimed that Eriksen is concerned about how a potential move to Arsenal would be received by Spurs fans.
McGarry said in The Transfer Window Podcast (as relayed by The Express): “I was told that he (Eriksen) is slightly concerned about the possibility of obviously crossing the north London divide, having been a Tottenham player and very much a Tottenham favourite for many years, and going to Arsenal.
“However, such as his particular situation and circumstance, he wouldn’t rule it out, he still owns a house in north London, so therefore going back there and going to the training ground in [London] Colney rather than to the Tottenham Hotspur training ground is a convenience for him and his wife.
“Also, [the source] said the thing about Christian is he felt at his age and experience and his talent merited a new football experience, and that’s how he explained his desire to leave Spurs last January.”
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