Just like the rumors linking Dele with a loan from Tottenham Hotspur to Inter Milan, the rumors about a sensational return to Spurs by Christian Eriksen aren’t going away. If anything, they’re getting stronger.
The latest comes from Fabrizio Romano, who is a name that if you don’t know you should. Romano, who has emerged in recent years as one of the best and most reliable sources of transfer information, said on Twitter that there is definitely interest on both sides in bringing Eriksen back to Tottenham on a short term loan, but the big holdup are wages.
The agent of Eriksen is now working to find a solution.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 15, 2021
Re Tottenham: Mourinho would like to have him back at Spurs on loan, but his salary [€7,5m/season after taxes] is the main issue - no advanced talks yet with #thfc. Eriksen hopes to come back in Premier League.
Eriksen left Spurs a year ago chasing after that one last big move and resultant payday. He got at least the second part. While the biggest clubs in world football weren’t interested in him, Inter Milan was and paid him accordingly. €7.5m in wages per year after taxes is INSANE money, and you can imagine that considering that kind of loan after Spurs already have Gareth Bale on the payroll is probably a non-starter.
However, this is the clearest indication yet that there is mutual interest in bringing Eriksen back to Spurs. Eriksen has indicated through intermediaries that he’d like to come back to North London, but that regardless he’d like a return to the Premier League, as his Milan Experience (tm) just hasn’t worked out.
Fabrizio also mentioned on the Last Word on Spurs podcast this week that this is a potential deal that could get some momentum in the last week of the transfer window when both parties may be more ready to deal. Will it actually happen? I have my doubts, and it’s probably dependent on another deal for Dele going through (itself somewhat unlikely), but there’s at least some willingness on both sides.
Would you take Eriksen back, even on a short-term basis, this season?