Christian Eriksen is still in the thoughts of Tottenham, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who accepts the news will get Spurs fans “crazy”.
The Denmark midfielder was offloaded to Inter Milan in January 2020 for a fee of around £16.9m.
Eriksen had made it clear he wanted to leaved Spurs the previous summer and after leaving north London he claimed his time in the last few months was “hectic”.
However, his time at Inter under Antonio Conte has not gone according to plan. He started just eight Serie A games last season, scoring just once.
Apparently the 28-year-old, who is under contract until 2024, remains in the thinking of Spurs officials.
Respected journalist Romano claims Spurs approached Inter about a loan for Eriksen whilst discussions were taking place surrounding Tanguy Ndombele and Milan Skriniar.
This was before Spurs brought home Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer. But the source suggests a prospective deal could be on the cards for next summer.
“On July, it was the start of July, when Inter Milan and Tottenham started to talk about the situation of [Tanguy] Ndombele and Milan Skriniar, it was really complicated from day one.
“In fact Inter didn’t sign Ndombele and Tottenham didn’t sign Skriniar. But during the first discussions, someone from Tottenham asked if there was the possibility to get Eriksen back on loan.
‘It was really complicated’
“Inter immediately said, ‘No we won’t sell a player on loan after signing him for €20m five months ago.’ It was really complicated.
“But Tottenham asked for him, so pay attention for the future I would say. If Eriksen is not in Antonio Conte’s plans or an important player for him, pay attention to Tottenham because they are still thinking to him.
“Obviously Gareth Bale, it becomes something different. They are not similar players but in the mentality of Jose Mourinho, they are the kind of players that are not perfect for his style of football.
“Bale is an exception, we are talking about a top player, it’s something different and something fantastic for Tottenham.
“But Eriksen after Bale is difficult, it was two months before signing Bale.”