Report: ‘Currently unclear’ whether Eriksen would return to Spurs given nature of his departure

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Christian Eriksen
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Significant interest from Premier League clubs could rest in Brentford having a battle on their hands to keep hold of Christian Eriksen, according to 90min.

Eriksen joined the Bees on a six-month deal in January which will run to the end of the current campaign with the Dane having made a remarkable impact at the Premier League newcomers, who are hopeful of keeping hold of him,

The 30-year-old has caught the eye following his return to professional football, just six months after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.

The incident saw Eriksen have to be fitted with an ICD (implantable cardio defibrillator) following his on-field cardiac arrest with rules in Italy forbidding professional footballers from competing in competitive games with such medical equipment.

He mutually agreed to part ways with Inter Milan in December 2021 in order to allow the midfielder the opportunity to continue his career outside of Serie A.

The report claims that Tottenham hold an interest in the playmaker, however, it is not known whether he would entertain a return to the club given the nature of his departure.

Eriksen claimed in an interview with the BBC in February 2020 shortly after swapping Spurs for Italy that he was made to feel like ‘the black sheep’ after he decided to run down his contract with Spurs deciding to cash in during the January window for £16.9m, rather than lose him for free in the summer (BBC).

Fellow English top-flight teams Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle and West Ham are all weighing up whether to offer him a deal this summer, while Championship leaders Fulham are also monitoring his situation.

Eriksen is also courting interest from abroad, but it is said that he would prefer to continue his career in England. His wage demands are lower than the six-figure per week pay packet he was previously earning during his time at Tottenham and instead wants his status to be recognised within the next deal he signs.

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Eriksen’s last year at Tottenham was something of a blotch upon his previous five-and-a-half-year stint at the club where he became one of the most influential players during Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.

Antonio Conte has already admitted he would like to bring in a playmaker and as worked with Eriksen at their time together at Inter, that combined with Fabio Paratici’s love for free transfers could make this a shrewd piece of business if they can convince the player to return.

 

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