Tottenham 'will be sniffing around' for 69-goal star at Hotspur Way

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte in the Premier League against Burnley

Tottenham will be “sniffing around” for Christian Eriksen this summer, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.

The Denmark international spent the second half of last season at Brentford, but he’s yet to decide where he’ll be playing his football next term.

What’s the latest news involving Eriksen?

According to Football Insider, Antonio Conte’s side are expected to make a move for Eriksen, who scored 69 goals in his first spell at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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However, Eriksen recently told BBC Sport that he’s unsure what the future holds, but did confirm Brentford, who are keen on extending his stay in west London, are in the conversation.

He said: “I’ve been thinking about it, but I don’t know what the future holds. It will be a decision from a sports perspective and also a family perspective.

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“I haven’t made up my mind 100% but I do have an idea. But where it’s going to be, I don’t know. Brentford is definitely in the category for sure.”

Meanwhile, the Mirror believe Manchester United, who are in the market for a Paul Pogba replacement, and Everton, are in the race for Eriksen’s signature, but Bridge also expects Tottenham to be at the front of the queue.

What did Bridge say about Eriksen?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I still don’t think Spurs have ever replaced him, he’s such a good footballer. He spent seven years at Tottenham, he wanted this fresh challenge and I know fans weren’t happy with how it finished.

“He went to Conte’s Inter and it didn’t start well for him, but then he became a key player, so I’m sure Spurs will be sniffing around.”

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Should Tottenham sign Eriksen?

There’s two arguments as to whether Spurs should make their move to sign Eriksen.

Despite his scare at the Euros last summer, he’s quickly proved that he remains a classy operator at this level and would improve almost any squad in the Premier League.

After all, Eriksen has racked up more than 250 goal contributions in his club career and having him in the same team as Heung Min Son and Harry Kane once again would be a mouth-watering prospect.

But on the flip side, signing the Dane could potentially unbalance the side and most likely force Conte to change from a 3-4-3 to a 3-5-2.

That could then lead to Dejan Kulusevski dropping out of the team, which would break up a front three that played a huge part in helping Spurs qualify for the Champions League.

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