'He's By Far Their Best Player' - Bent on star possibly re-signing for Tottenham
Christian Eriksen remains his national team’s “best player” and certainly has enough “quality” to shine if he was to return to Tottenham.
That is according to 79-time Spurs man Darren Bent, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Dane was linked with a North London comeback by football.london.
Eriksen left the Premier League for Serie A in January 2020 after seven years with Spurs, joining Inter Milan in a £16.9million deal.
But the 28-year-old has struggled in Italy and is seeking a move away from the San Siro, with Leicester City and Arsenal also said to be potential suitors.
There would be no shame in going back to a tried-and-tested player for Spurs, says Darren Bent, and the Ajax academy graduate could easily fit Jose Mourinho’s system.
“If he is going back to Spurs, they will know the player that they’re getting back,” he told Football Insider.
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“He’s spent a lot of time there, he knows the Premier League, he’s still got a lot of quality. When he plays for his national team, he’s still by far their best player.
“If he can somehow get the hunger back, then I think that would be a good signing for Spurs, I really do.
“N’Dombele is undroppable but you can play the two of them and one holding midfielder.
“So I think he could go back and fit quite nicely. He’s been there before, he knows the club, he knows the area.”
Eriksen has not had the happiest of times in Milan of late, starting just four Serie A matches in 2020-21.
Yet one of the high-points of his Inter career came on Tuesday evening as he scored a sensational 97th-minute free-kick winner in the Milan Derby.