As a preface, on deadline day we tend to … um, temporarily suspend our normally harsh sense of disbelief about most transfer rumors. We do this for several reasons – 1) because crazy things can happen and 2) because it’s so much fun.
Take this one. Football Insider reports today that Tottenham Hotspur have been offered the opportunity to re-sign none other than Christian Eriksen on loan for the remainder of the season. This rumor is incredible and is probably not accurate. I’m HERE for that.
Christian Eriksen’s transfer saga was one of the biggest stories of last season and was told not only through numerous articles but was also touched on in the Amazon documentary “All or Nothing” which came out this summer. Now, if this story is to be believed (and you probably shouldn’t), Eriksen has been seen as a high price failure, with Inter having to offload him to cut payroll in a stretched COVID season. 19.
Put aside for a second the actual details of this rumor and the fact that Football Insider doesn’t have the best real-news record – Eriksen’s return would be, ummmmmmm, awkward considering the nature with which he is. left the club, and nothing more then than for the player himself who wanted that last big transfer that just never came. I have no doubt that Daniel Levy would take him back, and I also have no doubt that he would be an asset to this Spurs side as he was before, although the origin of his minutes is an open question with Tanguy Ndombele. and Gio Lo Celso both major contributors and Dele Alli being a person who still exists. But he would have to come back with his tail between his legs and eat a ton of crow if he did.
Not to mention the fact that he undoubtedly receives a much higher salary than he was from Spurs, and Tottenham are said to be responsible for most, if not all of them.
I do not see this happening. However, I absolutely love that this is a rumor. Give me more of these! Love the deadline day! Let’s go goooooo.