Christian Eriksen’s exit from Tottenham was a transfer rumour which dragged on for years before he eventually left for Inter Milan.
Barcelona were presented as interested at one stage, and that came to nothing, and then the Danish media became overly excited by weak Real Madrid links.
A combination of being a little scared of Tottenham’s Daniel Levy, and not being entirely convinced by the player, meant the world’s truly top clubs edged away from a deal.
Inter Milan then came forward, and it was believed they’d wait and sign Eriksen for free when his Spurs contract was set to expire at the end of June.
Something made them move quicker and in January a €20m fee was agreed with Tottenham.
Eriksen was the subject of huge coverage and fanfare, but his move to Inter hasn’t started the way many had hoped it would. There’s already been criticism of the deal, and now Inter Milan legend Luis Suarez, who won three league titles and two European Cups with the club in the 1960s, has added to the negative chorus.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, he said he believes Eriksen lacks some “character and aggression”, and added: “There is no need for a player of this kind at Inter. I hope to be wrong, but so far he has disappointed many Nerazzurri fans.”
Eriksen is ‘too mild and calm’ for Suarez, although it’s not as though he was a fire-starter at Tottenham.