Tottenham: Conte could now miss out on 123 G/A star at Hotspur Way

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte against Liverpool in the Premier League

Tottenham re-signing Christian Eriksen this summer appears to be a “non-starter”, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.

Spurs have been linked with the Denmark international ahead of his Brentford contract expiring next month, although Bridge has played down their chances of reuniting with the midfielder.

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Having only signed a short-term contract at Brentford following his Inter Milan exit in December, the ex-Tottenham man could be on the market once again when the window reopens for business.

Thomas Frank, whose side finished 12th on their Premier League debut, are hoping to convince Eriksen to extend his stay in west London, although Spurs are firmly in the race for his signature and can now offer him Champions League football following their fourth place finish.

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90min reported last month that Spurs are ‘confident‘ of signing the midfield maestro providing Antonio Conte remains at the club, which is looking increasingly likely, although the Telegraph believe that Tottenham are only ‘considering‘ a move for the 30-year-old, who has 123 goal contributions in his Premier League career.

But having spoken to Eriksen at Brentford’s end of season awards last week, Bridge reckons that the chances of Eriksen returning to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are slim.

What did Bridge say about Eriksen?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “He kept Brentford up really, they were really dropping, people forget that, so if anyone says Eriksen has turned his back against Brentford.

 “Yes, they took a chance, but they were really dropping, and they were unbeaten until they lost at Manchester United. So, if he moves on, no one can begrudge him and if he’s offered an opportunity in the Champions League he should take it.

“But I did the Brentford Q&A awards last Thursday, and he kind of gave me the impression that [Tottenham] is a non-starter.”

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Why do Tottenham want Eriksen?

Beyond the fact that Spurs and Conte know exactly what Eriksen is capable of, he’s already put to bed any doubts about him following his cardiac arrest last summer, proving that he can still be one of the top creative players in the league.

In just 10 starts for the Bees, Eriksen scored once, a fine finish at Chelsea, and laid on four assists for his teammates to help them stay in the top-flight.

Eriksen’s impact on the pitch was highlighted by Brentford winning more matches with him in the side (7) in just 11 games, compared to only six without him on the pitch in the other 27.

Therefore, it’s little surprise there’s already a queue for his signature ahead of the summer window.

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