Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has taken a swipe at Christian Eriksen and warned Tottenham to not re-sign the midfielder.
Eriksen, 28, spent six and a half seasons with Spurs earlier than leaving for Inter Milan in January 2020. He left underneath a cloud after making it clear six months earlier than his departure that he needed ‘a new challenge’.
The Denmark international was linked with Real Madrid however nothing materialised and he ultimately headed to the San Siro. Having been a stalwart for Spurs since 2013, the way of his exit nonetheless rankles with many.
He appeared to ‘down instruments’ over the final months of his time in north London. Having been an everyday starter for therefore many years, he was used off the bench in half his appearances.
Eriksen joined the Nerazzurri for a charge of round £16.9m and signed a contract till 2024. However issues haven’t gone to plan in Italy and experiences declare he desires a return to Tottenham.
Whelan admitted that he was not impressed with how the playmaker carried out through the last few months main as much as his exit. There are a couple of obstacles to his return and he made his emotions clear on the difficulty.
“We simply want to have a look at the cloud he left behind him and the best way he performed and what he gave Tottenham through the remaining time that he had there, which was nothing,” Whelan Football Insider.
“He performed at 60 per cent, as a result of he didn’t need to get injured, he wasn’t the identical player, he needed out of the football membership – he was a great servant and a fantastic player however you’ve acquired to have a look at the best way he acted earlier than he left.”
Foxes on the hunt
Spurs should not the one membership as Leicester City have additionally been talked about as doable suitors. Nonetheless, manager Brendan Rodgers stated this week that he wouldn’t break the financial institution to sign anybody in January.
There are additionally doable issues over the phrases of any deal. Inter are thought to favour a everlasting swap whereas the Premier League duo are searching for a loan.
There isn’t any questioning Eriksen’s artistic skill however Whelan pulled no punches in his evaluation of the scenario.
“I wouldn’t contact him with a bargepole, regardless of how good he’s,” he added. “I believe if you leave and you present your character and the individual you might be, it’s disrespectful to the membership and to the players that you just’re enjoying with.”
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