Tottenham are not interested in taking Christian Eriksen back from Inter Milan, according to a report.
Eriksen was a key player for Tottenham across a seven-year spell, which ended in January 2020 when he left for Inter.
The attacking midfielder was in the final few months of his contract with Spurs. Despite Daniel Levy’s best efforts, they could not convince him to sign a new deal.
Hence, Inter took their chance to buy him in the January transfer window, offering him a new adventure in Serie A. It has not worked out.
Indeed, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta recently admitted that the transfer, even though it was a “bargain”, has not been “functional” for the club.
Eriksen has struggled to find a role in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system. Hence, he has made just three starts in the league this season.
The Danish international is now the subject of speculation about another move in January. Inter could cut their losses just 12 months after signing him.
Marotta has stated that they will not stand in his way if he wishes to leave, with Eriksen also having hinted that he regrets his decision to leave Tottenham for Inter.
However, if he does leave Inter, then it appears a return to Tottenham can be ruled out. According to Football Insider, Jose Mourinho has said “no thanks” to the idea of signing Eriksen.
Tottenham still have plenty of options in attacking midfield, despite Eriksen’s departure nearly one year ago. Therefore, they do not need another.
Other Premier League suitors for Eriksen
However, Eriksen could still end up back in the Premier League. There is interest from elsewhere in mainland Europe, but he has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.
Reports have suggested that Inter could try to send Eriksen back to England via a swap deal with either club. However, they may have trouble convincing the counterparts in the deal to move.
Hence, Eriksen’s future is still very much up for question as he continues to struggle to settle at Inter.