Report: Spurs declined chance to re-sign their old midfielder in the summer

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Daniel Levy

According to a report from The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur declined the opportunity to re-sign Christian Eriksen back in October when Inter Milan offered him to Spurs.

Eriksen swapped the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the San Siro back in January but has endured a difficult 12 months with the Nerazzurri.

He was not given a consistent run in the side by Antonio Conte and Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the midfielder is likely to leave the club when the transfer window opens in January.

Paris Saint-Germain (Daily Star), Arsenal and Manchester United (Corriere Dello Sport via Sport Witness) have all been suggested as potential destinations for the midfielder but it does not appear as if a return to Spurs is on the cards for the Dane.

The Athletic claim that Tottenham are reluctant to bring the 28-year-old back to the club after parting ways with him less than a year ago.

In addition, the report reveals that the low taxation rate for high earners in Italy means that Spurs would have to pay a significant amount just to match Eriksen’s current wages.

Spurs Web Opinion

While we do seem to have difficulties breaking down teams who defend with a low block, that does not appear to be because of a lack of creative midfielders. The likes of Ndombele, Lo Celso, Lamela and Alli are all capable of playing as a number 10. So, I do not expect us to be in the market for an attacking midfielder in January.

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