A Tottenham insider has claimed that Christian Eriksen could now return to Hotspur Way to train, with a potential view of signing a contract.
The Lowdown: Eriksen return?
The 29-year-old captured the attention of the whole world when he collapsed on the pitch against Finland while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 after a cardiac arrest, and there have been question marks since over whether he will have to retire for his own health and safety.
Should Tottenham sign Eriksen?
However, The Athletic have reported that Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots has said he has already had offers from as many as four clubs around Europe, suggesting that the playmaker’s footballing career may not be over yet.
The Latest: Insider on Eriksen
Speaking to Football Insider, Spurs insider John Wenham – who regularly breaks news about the north London club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels – has claimed that Eriksen could now come back to his former club in order to train with them, before potentially being offered a contract. The insider explained:
“We don’t know the ins and outs of his medical situation.
“If he’s not allowed to play in Serie A I don’t know why the Premier League would be any different.
“The medical advice in the top leagues is the same I would imagine. I would expect it is a bit different in the Netherlands or somewhere like that.
“If he wanted to come back and he felt that was the right thing to do, we should always have space for him.
“He’s a magician and he’s better than a lot of the players we have.
“Conte obviously knows him. Maybe he could come over and do a couple of weeks training with the club.
“I could see that happening.
“Obviously, it’s a big step to then signing a contract but who knows.”
The Verdict: Do it
Given his past connections to Tottenham, Eriksen should be invited to train with them if he is looking to get back on the pitch as soon as he can. If he impresses, they should seriously consider offering him a deal.
Of course, he is a player that Antonio Conte knows very well, so the Italian likely knows how to get the best out of him. Also, at 29 years of age, Eriksen still has a few more years left in the tank if he can get back playing professionally.
With rumours that Giovani Lo Celso could be leaving as well, the Denmark maestro would provide Conte with another good option in midfield, should he be able to get back to his best.
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