Games may not be flowing but rumours are for Tottenham Hotspur as Inter Milan has let Christian Eriksen go following his heart issues, should Spurs consider a reunion?
It was a message that was inevitable following his collapse during the EUROs this past summer, with Italy/Serie A, not allowing players with a heart issue like Eriksen’s to play, it was only a matter of time before the Danish dynamo and Inter parted ways. With several tweets and some kind words, that was the end of Eriksen and Italy and so starts the return to Tottenham talk.
Tottenham to replace Eriksen with Eriksen?
The reality is despite signing several midfielders since his departure, Spurs have never fully replaced Eriksen in the team. Eriksen’s ability to pick up the ball in the defensive half and then ping it forward in all directions to an attacking player has very much been missed.
Oliver Skipp is growing as a midfielder, and Pierre Hojbjerg does what Hojbjerg does but neither have the range of passing or vision of Eriksen and the team has suffered as a result. In theory players like Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele were supposed to step up and fill that void, but neither have the range of passing nor the engine to do what Eriksen did for Tottenham for five-plus seasons.
The reality is, Tottenham does need a player with Eriksen’s skills on the team the question is would they do it at this point? That is the question we will look to answer.