Christian Eriksen’s chances of leaving Tottenham Hotspur remain high in the winter market as Inter Milan are keen on acquiring his services.
Earlier today, we covered claims from FcInterNews explaining Antonio Conte’s side have upped their offer (via bonuses) to please Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who has been demanding €20m for the former Ajax man.
Eriksen was expected to leave the north London last summer after he publicly expressed his desire to experience a new challenge. Unfortunately for him, no deal took shape and he was forced to continue at Tottenham.
Though Inter are interested in signing him in January, no deal has yet taken shape and Danish commentator Peter Piil has blamed it on Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots for failing to help his client find a new club.
“Something has gone wrong. That agent work is pivotal. I don’t know him [Schoots], but he’s not done a good job,” Piil told BT’s podcast Fodbold FM.
“How long has this saga run? He was asked for and asked for and asked for during the entire spring of last year – and after all, there is rarely smoke without fire. We know there was something along the way at that time. Why didn’t it happen?
“Why must Christian Eriksen go out and shake the tree himself? In the national team camp last year, where he stands in front of us all and says that now he has to try something new in his career.
“You don’t do that if there is something in bed and you are just about to sign something. There have been some contacts that have fallen to the ground there.
“Then there was the Atlético case over the summer, which didn’t matter. All of a sudden it was Manchester United and Real Madrid again. And now there’s a new case with Inter! Why is it not closed?
“The agents play a big role, and I think it is bad agent work that this case is not closed.”
There may be a case to blame the agent, but the Danish media could also look closer to home for reasons why expected transfers haven’t happened. Every tiny claim from the Spanish media was grasped and turned into something it never was, with Madrid interest especially exaggerated for a Danish audience.
Had all these clubs been interested months ago then it’s a wonder why they’re not lining up now when the player can move for €20m.