Dejan Kulusevski says Christian Eriksen would be “most welcome” if the Danish midfielder made the move back to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
football.london understands that Spurs have discussed internally a move for the 30-year-old midfielder, who would be a free agent after the expiry of his contract at Brentford this summer. Eriksen has returned to the top level after suffering a cardiac arrest last summer at the Euros and has been in fine form back in the Premier League for the Bees and on international duty for Denmark.
Kulusevski made a big impression during his first half a season at Spurs with the 22-year-old Sweden international scoring five goals and laying on eight assists in just 18 Premier League matches. When asked on international duty what he thought about the prospect of Eriksen joining him in north London, he was only too happy about the prospect.
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“He would be most welcome,” Kulusevski told media outlet Nettavisen. “He is an incredible player and a wonderfully good person too. I know him a little from before, but no [we haven’t spoken recently], we are not that good friends.”
Former Spurs goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt believes that Eriksen returning to work under Antonio Conte at his old club would be a perfect match.
“This has been speculated for quite some time, and he was very good after he returned to the Premier League. He was a huge contributor to the spring Brentford had,” he told Nettavisen. “We see that Conte has a tendency to go back to players he knows from before and even though it took a long time before he got into Conte’s system at Inter, it was a success in the end.
“Tottenham have sometimes struggled to control matches against supposedly worse teams. He is someone who is good at lubricating the system, keeping the ball in the team and will be able to make sure that Tottenham dominate. He has killer passes and a very good set piece foot. In addition, he clearly loves to play football. The club he gets gets a dedicated player who does not have a giant ego, but who does his best for the team.”
The former Tottenham stopper thinks the Dane would be welcomed back by the fans despite his departure to Inter Milan in 2020.
“The fans will probably be very happy if he comes back. He has a very high standing and you will not find many who have anything bad to say about Christian Eriksen. I think they would think it was great to have him back,” he said.