Jose Mourinho ‘wants to bring Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham on a loan deal’
Jose Mourinho ‘wants to bring Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham on loan this month’… but Inter flop’s £6.6m-per-year salary could scupper sensational return
Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to bring Christian Eriksen back to Spurs The 28-year-old left north London last year but has flopped at Inter Milan The Italians are looking to offload the Dane and Spurs are said to be interestedEriksen’s £6.6m-per-year salary is a stumbling block for the top flight club
Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham amid reports that the Inter flop could return to north London in a loan switch this month.
The Danish midfielder, 28, left the Premier League club in a cut-price £25million move to the Italian capital last January, with Spurs keen to grab a fee for a player destined to leave for free six months later.
However the playmaker has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte, scoring four goals and creating just four assists in his 40 appearances for the Serie A title challengers.
Jose Mourinho ‘would like to bring Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham Hotspur this month’
Eriksen (left) left north London last January with Spurs cashing in on the wantaway midfielder
Conte sees no future for Eriksen at the San Siro, with the club hoping to offload him this transfer window. Arsenal, Wolves and Real Madrid have been linked with a swoop for the creative midfielder.
But according to Fabrizio Romano, Spurs boss Mourinho would like to reunite with the Dane, having coached him briefly after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019.
Tottenham have already completed a sensational reunion with a former star, with Madrid outcast Gareth Bale returning to north London last summer on a temporary deal.
Eriksen has not impressed in Italy with Antonio Conte (right) looking to offload the Dane
The midfielder’s £6.6m-per-year wage remains a stumbling block for a sensational return
This time around, though, Eriksen’s £6.6m-per-year salary appears to be the main obstacle for a return. The 28-year-old reportedly has his heart set on the Premier League, having enjoyed considerable success in his stint with Spurs.
Eriksen is yet to complete 90 minutes this season for Inter across 17 games in the league, and has not scored a goal or created an assist for the club during that period.
The Dane is also keen to get first team minutes under his belt, as he hopes to prove his match fitness and remain in ideal shape to play a key role for Denmark in next summer’s European Championships.