The Lowdown: Eriksen’s return to England
The Denmark international returned to professional football earlier this year after Brentford signed him in January on a short-term deal until the end of the season, after Serie A medical rules forced Inter Milan to terminate his contract (via The Athletic).
The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent in a few days’ time upon the expiry of his contract, and a myriad of English top-flight clubs have stepped up with offers for the Dane.
According to the Liverpool Echo’s Christopher Beesley, Everton manager Frank Lampard is keen on strengthening his options in midfield this summer, with Goodison Park touted as a possible destination for the former Tottenham playmaker.
The Latest: Everton offer for Eriksen
It is understood that Everton are one of those who have offered the player a contract, with the Brentford man now assessing his options.
According to football.london, ‘there had been some suggestions’ that Eriksen’s priority is to stay in London, but it is now believed that he would be willing to play elsewhere.
The Verdict: He’d be a fantastic signing
Considering the vast number of clubs expected to be in for the Dane this summer, this will be no easy signing to make for the Merseyside club. Tottenham are deemed to be one of the favourites for the 30-year-old, supported by Antonio Conte’s recent comments that Eriksen is in ‘fantastic form’ and has ‘great quality’ as a player (via 90min).
However, with Everton’s offer a potential reality, what a fantastic signing this would be for the Toffees.
When compared with positional peers across Europe’s top five leagues over the past year, Eriksen ranks in the 99th percentile for assists, non-penalty expected goals plus expected assists, and shot-creating actions (via FBRef).
Therefore, the Toffees should do anything they can to sign the attacking midfielder this summer.
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