Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will steer well clear of re-signing midfielder Christian Eriksen this month, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Leeds United defender claimed the move was a “romantic decision” and not a “proper footballing one”.
Fabrizio Romano tweeted Spurs were in talks with Inter Milan over Eriksen as a potential replacement for Dele Alli but balked at Inter’s demands of a loan fee and 100 per cent of his salary to be covered.
The Denmark international swapped north London for the Italian capital last January but has struggled to make an impact in Serie A.
He has started just 12 league games and has not scored or provided an assist in the league this term.
Asked by Football Insider whether Daniel Levy may try and pull off a deal for Eriksen late on in the window, Mills said: “There’s no way Daniel Levy is going to pay a loan fee and all his wages. That isn’t happening, especially after before.
“Again, do you bring that player back? I don’t know, it’s an interesting one, isn’t it?
“Why is he not playing at Inter Milan? What’s gone wrong there? What’s the issue around it?
“Do Tottenham bring him back? Is he good enough? Is he fit enough to get back into that team at the moment the way Mourinho plays?
“Maybe it’s more of a romantic decision at the moment because he did well for Spurs in the past, rather than a proper footballing one.”
Eriksen spent six-and-a-half-years at Spurs in his first spell and played over 300 times for the club across all competitions.
He won the club’s Player of the Year award twice and played a key role in their march to the 2018/19 Champions League final.