Christian Eriksen has struggled to adapt to Antonio Conte’s philosophy, which is why he isn’t able to enjoy regular minutes with Inter Milan.
Last week, reports from Italy suggested the playmaker could be in for a ‘sensational return’ to Tottenham Hotspur in the winter market, a year after he left Spurs for the Serie A side.
FcInterNews takes a look at the 28-year-old’s situation, and talks about potential suitors and the Nerazzurri’s demands to let him leave in January.
The website also addresses the recent rumours of the Denmark international’s ‘possible return to Tottenham’.
According to the report, José Mourinho finds the former Ajax man less ‘competitive for his way of understanding football’.
It’s claimed the player’s idea to leave Spurs on a free transfer after the end of last season didn’t go down well with Daniel Levy, which is why he was sold in January. Due to this, the English club’s chief has no desire to bring him back to Tottenham.
In addition to this, the relationship between the two clubs is ‘not particularly idyllic’ due to the tough negotiations for Eriksen’s transfer and also Inter’s high demands for Milan Škriniar in the last window.
Conte’s side wanted €50-60m for the centre-back, but Spurs never wanted to invest more than €30-35m on Škriniar. The difference in valuation was why the deal never took shape and the ‘attitude annoyed’, most likely to the London club.
There are multiple factors for Tottenham not to bring Eriksen back to the club.
Any club willing to take him in January will have to meet Inter’s demand. They will allow the midfielder to leave on a permanent transfer or loan with a mandatory purchase option. The San Siro club will need at least €20m to let Eriksen leave at the start of the next year.