Paul Robinson cannot understand why Tottenham want to re-sign Christian Eriksen on loan this month.

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 28-year-old is an “amazing” player but has a long way to go to recapture his former heights.

Fabrizio Romano revealed last week that Spurs manager Jose Mourinho is keen for the Denmark international to return to the club and delivered an update via his Twitter account on Tuesday.

Eriksen left Tottenham for Inter Milan 12 months ago but has struggled in Serie A.

His 14 appearances across all competitions this season have failed to yield a goal or an assist.

When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome Eriksen back to the club, Robinson said: “I really cannot see where he fits in.

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“Eriksen left for a reason and before he left he was nowhere near the player that he was. He has gone to Inter Milan, and he is still nowhere near that player.

“I do not know why people think him coming back to Spurs will reignite his form. He is not all of a sudden going to change overnight. He has got a lot of work to do because he is nowhere near the player he was 18 months ago.

“His mind was taken elsewhere and he went off the boil. He was not the same player and he has never got back to that level.

“While he is an amazing player, he is not doing it at the moment and there is a reason why Inter Milan are quite happy to offload him.

“To come back to Spurs, having forced through an exit last year, he would have a lot of work to get Spurs fans back on side. I do not think it is a good deal for anybody.”  

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