Tottenham were asking to sign £54m-rated player two weeks ago

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham will head into the opening weekend of the Premier League against Everton off the back of a shrewd summer.

The Toffees may be on the verge of securing some of their own impressive new faces – Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez to name a few – but Spurs have plenty of reasons to be proud.

Their business this summer may look mediocre but considering what they’ve had to work with, Daniel Levy has done a good job.

Spurs had to secure a loan of £175m from the British government a few months ago so it was clear from the outset that they were going to struggle to sign new faces.

However, they have made the best of a tricky situation, acquiring proven Premier League players.

Joe Hart was the seasoned pro arriving on a free transfer but the younger head of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also walked through the door.

The most eye-catching arrival of the summer so far has been Matt Doherty. Nobody would have seen that deal being done this summer but they have secured the services of one of the most consistent full-backs in the division. 

Daniel Levy

Spurs’ transfer window very nearly become rather strange. 

That’s if you believe the words of the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano anyway.

He was speaking on the latest edition of the Last Word on Spurs podcast this week where he shared some very intriguing news about one of Tottenham’s former players.

Incredibly, Romano claimed that the north Londoners wanted to bring Christian Eriksen back to England.

The journalist stated: “But the truth is that like two weeks ago, one of my sources told me Tottenham were asking to take Christian Eriksen back, but immediately after, like two hours after, I spoke with Inter and they told me there is no chance to see Christian Eriksen back at Tottenham. So, this isn’t a possibility.”

Christian Eriksen celebrates for Inter Milan

GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…

A deal might be dead in the water after Spurs’ enquiry but this would have been a truly ridiculous move to make.

Eriksen only left Spurs behind in January and he clearly wasn’t enjoying life enough under Mourinho to stay in London. 

He eventually left the club behind when he joined Inter Milan in the winter window, but he’s yet to really set the world alight in Italy.

The 95-cap Dane has four goals and three assists in 26 outings for Antonio Conte’s side and lost the Europa League final a matter of weeks ago. 

Christian Eriksen

It seems that his move to the San Siro has failed to reignite a player who was actually a wonderful servant at Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino described Eriksen as a “special person” during his time in the English capital and it’s clear to see why. He racked up 69 goals and 89 assists in 305 games.

He is remembered fondly at Spurs but he moved away for a reason. Re-signing him this summer would not have been the correct move. He doesn’t suit Mourinho. 

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