Christian Eriksen has admitted that he would ‘love’ to play in the Champions League again following links to Tottenham Hotspur and Man United.
Eriksen has proven to all football fans that he still has the talent to play at the top following a successful stint with Brentford. The Denmark international has made ten league appearances since his move in January, and has completed five goal contributions. However, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, his future is still very uncertain.
A number of reports have closely linked him with a move to Spurs and Man Utd, as well as the possibility of staying at Brentford.
And following these rumours, the 30-year-old has finally broken his silence by admitting European football is still a goal of his.
Speaking to Viaplay, he said: “I do not think that there are some football players who can just pick and choose between clubs, because there are many criteria that come into play. There are also many clubs that need to see one’s path before that happens.
“I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision. I’d love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.”
The ambition for Champions League football is encouraging for Spurs. Antonio Conte’s men currently sit inside the top four with one game left – however North London rivals Arsenal are just two points behind with a game in hand.
Conte has also stated in the past that he would be open to Eriksen making a return to Spurs.
United on the other hand need three points in their final fixture just to confirm Europa League football. However, the introduction of Erik Ten Hag shows the club have ambition to reach the Champions League in the near future.
Former Spurs man believes Christian Eriksen should stay at Brentford
Meanwhile, former Premier League striker Darren Bent believes Eriksen should ignore major clubs and remain at Brentford.
Bent joined Spurs in 2007 for a club-record fee of £16.5m. He went on to make 80 appearances for the club over the course of two years.
However, the 13-cap England star believes Eriksen should not return to his former club. Instead, Bent believes his best option is to remain at Brentford.
Speaking on TalkSport, he said: “I hope he stays at Brentford.
“Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. For him, Brentford have given him an opportunity and he’s repaid them with some fantastic performances.
“He doesn’t need to go anywhere else.”