Tottenham is now just one of six (count ’em, six) top-flight sides circling one-time Tottenham ace, Christian Eriksen, according to Football London. The report suggests that there is now an entire flotilla of clubs interested in signing the Danish International for next season. Brentford is allegedly joined by Manchester United, Spurs, Everton, Newcastle, Leicester, and even West Ham.
Mauricio Pochettino was a fan of Christian Eriksen, calling the Dane ‘special‘, and he once was, but that was in footballing terms a lifetime ago, and now the same merry dance surrounding Eriksen when he left Tottenham is getting a reprise.
I take a view that too many football fans have short memories, and Eriksen’s departure from Spurs was not only a protracted one, but one that caused the club problem after problem as the one-time playmaker tried to engineer a move out of north London. Additionally, there’s the business of his health. People that allow medical conditions to define them are mentally weak.
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We didn’t show him loyalty, just like Mane & Sterling didn’t get shown the respecially they deserved.
But too much time has passed.
Conte doesn’t fancy him or feels he can do better, or better still knows he wants UCL with us, so will not make any rash moves till we make our move.
It’s kind of funny he wants to come back to the club that wouldn’t reward him with a decent pay rise, only got we have UCL.
Looks like he may have to accept Man.U’ offer if he wants UCL anytime soon.
Why are ppl panicking on our deals to come, decent deals take time, so let them work & see who we get.
Mate wind in the oul neck. The lad gave us everything for multiple seasons. He played the majority of his time here in a 4231. Why would he be expected to defend?
As for the league cup final, CL final, and the tital race, everyone went missing. The whole fkn lot. Every one of those players dropped their juice. It was a dressing room disaster instigated by a completely incompetent board room .
I had no problem at that time with any serious footballer wanting to leave that sh1t show, and I understand completely why they may have wanted to.
I recall very vividly, very recently, on this very forum, many many Spurs fans calling for Kane to be allowed to leave this dysfunctional club for the good of his career, but short memories are the soup of the day.
A few players against their wishes are sold to the highest bidder a few times in the history of football. We ran Eriksssen and Kane into the ground. 1 striker, 1 creative mid. Both play when they shouldn’t be on the pitch and never got substituted with games in or out of hand. Erikssen being paid a pauper’s wage by comparison to his peers. What most will forget or don’t want to believe had we won the CL which Poch handicap us out the gatw by sitting a motivated Moura, he would have left and Spurs would how gotten a boat load of money. After such defeat the guy was tired physically,mentally and underpaid. Right now looking at the landscape, he represents the best option as a pure attacking mid. We try to turn Tanguy and Locelso creative mids and it just don’t and won’t work. Just the way we chasing Royal out of town that never paid left wingback in his life and in a foreign country, new league expected to deliver out the gate. Spence right now does not represent an upgrade our both him and Doherty. One term under Conte already should kick both in the butt of what the demands are with preseason to work with. Wuen you chasing little you don’t sign potential, you do known commodity.
I would call two 33 year olds on free transfers and a cut price deal for a sex pest, an ‘urgency’ to spend as little as possible…
Eriksen is a great player ‘on his day’, but he would have a purple patch for about one third of the season on average, for the rest of it he was underwhelming at best. The ‘shrewd’ Mr Levy should have cashed in on him once he wasn’t going to sign a new deal, with two years left, and with his age at the time, we could have gotten 50+m for him. Massive profit on the 15m the club forked out. Yet another example of the utter chaos Levy presides over when it comes to transfers and contracts. Don’t blame Eriksen for him wanting away from Levy if he was on or being offered half Dele’s money, what a joke!
Exactly, which is why it’s unlikely Conte stays beyond this season.
Almost certainly the second best Danish player ever behind Laudrup and miles better than PEH. Checked out from Spurs when Levy messed up the stadium build. Saved Brentford from relegation last year
To say he is defined by his medical condition is rubbish and he has shown more courage than anyone on here has ever done I’d wager
Playing a one legged Kane had a massive impact on the team.
Alli 200G is that right MS ..? I thought he topped out at 140G..
Lukaku Pogba..just don’t go back..got a hideous feeling that when the going gets tough both Gareth and Christian may rear their heads from a giant Top Hat ..who needs 150 mil when you have magic ..did I say he’s magic…
I think fans have a short memories or even selective memories. I grant some of the below posters who say he went missing sometimes and that he wasn’t very good at corners or even free kicks. Perhaps you could argue that it was the coach’s job to take those responsibilities away from him. Lets not forget that Roy Hodgson, in his wisdom, decided that Kane should take the England corners. It’s hard to dispute that Eriksen was a very good player for us over the years, but he was earning circa £70,000 a week when Levy had raised Alli’s salary to £200,000 a week. What would all have you done in his circumstances? So he asked for more money which Levy wasn’t prepared to pay and was consequently transfer listed at circa £135 million, in keeping with the price Liverpool received from those mugs at Barca for Coutinho. The rest is history as they say but he was a very good player for our club and deserves recognition for that.
We started off with some expression of urgency regarding transfers and the so called “ 150 millionish war chest” but I fear we have now reverted to type and the announcement then that Levy had his nose back in the mix was no surprise. We need our key signings in before the squad leave for their Korean tour and the squad needs depth with 5 subs next season if we are to challenge across four competitions .I do not see that depth at the moment even with three new players added. At the moment with the £25 mill spent on Boussouma and the £10 million in on Carter – Vickers move to Celtic we have only spent £15 mill on “new” players. That is hardly showing ambition of the type Conte desires.
How much of the 150 mil have we spent then…
Tintin wasn’t great in his prime. He’s a bottle job who goes missing in big games.. I’ve watched him go missing for us in a league cup final, a champions league final and in a title race as soon as the 💩 hits the fan then he goes in to his shell.. He’s a supposed dead ball specialist yet we watched him take free kicks for over 2 years without scoring. His once in a lifetime goal from a corner was pure fluke. We watched him take corners for years and he rarely hit it past the first man.
His passing and shooting is sub par for a CAM. He can’t defend at all.
He’s the most overrated player we’ve had on our books for a long time.
Tintin defines Spursy for me. A nice touch, a bit of flair about him.. But lacks serious substance.. Always failing to get the job done, collapsing right before the finishing line.
Now we are dining at the top table again, why would we go back for a lightweight player? None of the bigger clubs are going for him and for obvious reasons.. No player is free. He would cost hundreds of thousands a week and a squad place.
100% right. He ditched us, stopped playing for us. It’s still a no from me.
Starting to look a bit of a shambles, most of these LCB targets don’t look up to the PL and I’m not sold on Spence at RWB but hope he proves me wrong…if we ever end up signing him.
We were a shambles at that time thanks to Hitchen and Levy’s genius transfer market activity…or lack thereof. I couldn’t hold it against any of our players who wanted out back then and blaming Erkisen for wanting to go and ply his trade at another top club seems a touch unfair. He must’ve seen N’dumb N’dumber come through the door and Poch head out the other way and the reality of the situation hits him…RUN!
Now we’re dining at the top table again the same players that turned their noses up at us for the last few seasons won’t be so quick to turn down offers to play for Spurs, that’s the way the game works and we all know it. A free squad player who can come off the bench and offer us something different, and from what you say he takes a mean corner.
Or Kane. Both went awol.
All gone a bit quiet…cant believe we will end up, from this point onwards, with any first choice players or they would’ve been done by now……sell before we buy? This could go on….and on…….and on…
I’m pretty sure if Conte wanted him then he’d be snapped up already with Perisic and Forster.. Tintin was over rated in his prime and he’s well past that now.
He won a league title with Conte but he spent the whole season on the bench. He only played a handful of games towards the end of the season and usually came on as a sub.
Hilariously the one good thing I saw him do at Inter was score a goal directly from a corner, by mistake.
After showing us no loyalty, he doesn’t deserve to be a part of our future success under Conte. Rats leave a sinking ship.
If Conte wants him then go and get him, 5 subs in all competitions this season and this guy can pick the lock of a low block defence. He won a league title with Conte and as long as he isn’t put on corners then I say sign him up for a season or two.
He should build sand castles in the sky with Brentford.
I’ve always believed that the biggest selection crime in the CL final, was the inclusion of Eriksen. He hadn’t turned up in a meaningful game for god knows how long. Sorry, don’t want him back, as he just won’t provide that X-factor that is needed