Former Tottenham star mystified by links to ‘off the boil’ midfield flop

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2021 7:57 - Robert McCarthy

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson cannot understand why the club are reportedly interested in bringing back an old star.

Christian Eriksen is being linked with a surprise return to north London this month after being placed on the transfer list by Inter Milan.

The Dane has struggled to adapt to Italian football after making a £17m switch from Spurs in January 2020.

And Inter have run out of patience with the 28-year-old, who has yet to score or notch an assist this season.

Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed last week that Jose Mourinho was keen on Eriksen returning to north London.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is less keen on a deal, but that has not stopped talk of one actually happening.

However, speaking to Football Insider, Robinson admitted he cannot understand why Tottenham would turn back to Eriksen.

 

He said: “I really cannot see where he fits in.

“Eriksen left for a reason and before he left he was nowhere near the player that he was. He has gone to Inter Milan, and he is still nowhere near that player.

Eriksen a shadow of his former self

“I do not know why people think him coming back to Spurs will reignite his form. He is not all of a sudden going to change overnight. He has got a lot of work to do because he is nowhere near the player he was 18 months ago.

“His mind was taken elsewhere and he went off the boil. He was not the same player and he has never got back to that level.

“While he is an amazing player, he is not doing it at the moment and there is a reason why Inter Milan are quite happy to offload him.

“To come back to Spurs, having forced through an exit last year, he would have a lot of work to get Spurs fans back on side. I do not think it is a good deal for anybody.”

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