Sources: Tottenham make move to sign Christian Eriksen amid 'phenomenal' claim
Tottenham have registered their interest in re-signing Christian Eriksen this summer, Football Insider understands.
The London giants are among multiple clubs trying to lure the playmaker from Brentford following his stunning resurgence this year.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Eriksen features predominantly on Spurs’ wanted list as they look to sign a top-class playmaker.
Antonio Conte has sanctioned a move for Denmark international, 30, and Tottenham have already been in contact over a potential deal.
But they face strong competition for their former superstar from other Premier League clubs as well as top-level teams overseas.
Eriksen has admitted he has a big decision to make over his future after impressing during his short-term contract at Brentford.
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It is believed, the source explained, that the Denmark international would be keen on a sensational return to Spurs, where he spent seven years, if a deal can be agreed.
The attacking midfielder is out of contract next month and able to negotiate a free transfer.
Conte knows Eriksen well after managing him during his spell in charge of Inter Milan.
He helped the Italian giants end an 11-year wait for the Serie A title and, after initially struggling to make the starting XI, eventually became a trusted player under Conte.
Eriksen, who has 111 Denmark caps, contributed 69 goals and 90 assists in 305 appearances during his first spell at Tottenham.
Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan is in no doubt that the Brentford man can still cut it at the highest level after suffering a cardiac arrest during last summer’s European Championships.
“Christian Eriksen is still a phenomenal player,” Whelan told Football Insider. “Everything goes through him at Brentford and his creativity and vision remains top class.
“There were obviously question marks over his fitness and stamina over 90-minute matches. But he’s answered them and I’m not surprised Tottenham want him back.