By way of preface, on Deadline Day we tend to... uh, temporarily suspend our normally rigorous sense of disbelief about most transfer rumors. We do this for a couple of reasons — 1) because wild stuff can happen and 2) because it’s just so gosh darn FUN.
Take this one. Football Insider is reporting today that Tottenham Hotspur has been offered an opportunity to re-sign none other than Christian Eriksen on loan for the remainder of the season. This rumor is incredible and likely isn’t accurate. I am HERE for it.
The Christian Eriksen transfer saga was one of the biggest stories of last season and was told not only through numerous articles but was also touched upon in the Amazon “All Or Nothing” documentary that came out this summer. Now, if this story is to be believed (and probably you shouldn’t do so) Eriksen has been deemed a high price failure, with Inter needing to offload him to reduce their wage bill in a COVID-19 stretched season.
Set aside for a second the actual details of this rumor and the fact that Football Insider doesn’t have the best record at breaking actual news — having Eriksen back would be, ummmmmmmm, awkward considering the nature that he left the club, and no more so than for the player himself who wanted that last big transfer that just never came. I have no doubt believing that Daniel Levy would take him back, and I also have no doubt that he’d be an asset to this Spurs team like he was before, though where his minutes would come from is an open question with Tanguy Ndombele and Gio Lo Celso both major contributors and Dele Alli being a person who still exists. But he’d have to come back with his tail between his legs and eat a TON of crow were he to do so.
Not to mention that he’s undoubtedly on much higher wages than he was at Spurs, and Tottenham would be on the hook for most, if not all, of them.
I don’t see this happening. However, I absolutely love that this is a rumor. Give me more of these! I love Deadline Day! Let’s gooooooo.