Inter Milan legend Luis Suarez has taken an extraordinary pop at former Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, who was signed in January.
Eriksen’s move to the San Siro dragged on for more than 12 months before he eventually quit Spurs to move to Serie A in a €20millon deal at the start of the year.
Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid had shown an initial interest, but the Dane’s drop off in form over the past year saw Inter emerge as the main contenders for the player’s signature.
The original plan was to land the 28-year-old on a free this summer, but that was brought forward when it emerged that Eriksen wanted out of Tottenham as quickly as possible.
Much was made of the move at the time, but it would appear that things have already started to turn sour for the attacking midfielder after just a few months in Italy.
Indeed, Inter legend Suarez, who won three league titles and two European Cups with the club in the 1960s, has been outspoken on Eriksen’s performances since his arrival.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, via Sport Witness, he said he believes Eriksen lacks some “character and aggression”, and added: “There is no need for a player of this kind at Inter. I hope to be wrong, but so far he has disappointed many Nerazzurri fans.”
Suarez also claimed that Eriksen is “too mild and calm” for his liking and not the same player who performed so well for Spurs for may years.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have already made contact with Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana about a move to the club in the next transfer window, according to a report.
The 24-year-old stopper helped the Dutch side come within a whisker of reaching last year’s Champions League final and has been linked with a host of top clubs.
They include Barcelona where he spent five years at the Catalan giant’s academy.
A possible return to the Nou Camp was partly fuelled by stories that Marc-Andre ter Stegen was hesitating on a renewal with Barca but most reports suggest the German goalkeeper is more than happy to sign up again and retain his position as their disputed No.1.
Sport claim that Onana would then be signed up as back-up to ter Stegen if current reserve Neto is sold and be given assurances of game time and a guarantee he could leave in the future if a serious offer came in. Read more…