Darren Bent has urged West Ham to launch a surprise bid to sign Christian Eriksen with Inter Milan reportedly welcoming offers.
The former Tottenham and England hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the Denmark international is not a typical signing for David Moyes but insisted the Hammers cannot afford to pass up the opportunity to snap up a player of his calibre.
Sky Sports have reported that the Hammers have been offered the chance to sign the 28-year-old this month after struggling to make the desired impact in Italy.
Eriksen, who left Tottenham for Serie A last January, has started just five times in 14 appearances across all competitions this season and has failed to contribute a single goal or assist.
Bent has admitted there are several hurdles for the Hammers but insisted they must still make an effort to see if an unlikely deal can be done.
Bent told Football Insider: “I can’t see that one happening because of the whole Tottenham link and he’s similar to Benrahma in terms of creativity.
“When you look at some typical David Moyes teams, you very rarely see a Christian Eriksen type player in it, when you look at his Everton teams, his Manchester United teams – I know it didn’t quite work out – and now he’s at West Ham, Eriksen’s kind of like a luxury player.
“I don’t quite know if he’d actually fit in there, if I’m honest, but if you can get someone of his quality in the door then bloody hell, you’ve got to do it.
If you’re offered the opportunity of signing someone like and Eriksen, then you’ve just got to do it. Do I see that one getting over the line? I probably don’t but listen, stranger things have happened.”
Eriksen played over 300 times for Spurs across all competitions, with 51 goals and 66 assists under his belt in the Premier League.