Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen has endured a torrid time at San Siro since his transfer from Nou Camp, falling out of favour under Antonio Conte. With Inter Chief Marotta confirming that the Dane would be placed in the upcoming transfer exchange, some of the top clubs have expressed their interest in signing him.
Marotta on Eriksen’s future: “Eriksen is on the transfer list, Piero Ausilio [FC Inter Sporting Director] confirmed as much. He has struggled to settle in with us and he is not functional to the squad.
That is not an insult towards his professionalism, there is no punishment, it’s just a situation that has developed and it’s only fair he goes where he can play more regularly”.
PSG appear to be the front runners to land the Danish playmaker given that the former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly on the verge of becoming their new manager in place of recently sacked Thomas Tuchel. Eriksen and Pochettino have worked together at Spurs, and it was during the Argentine’s leadership, the 28-year-old established himself as one of the finest playmakers in the Premier League. Pochettino would be allowed to make some signings by the French Champions, and Eriksen turns out to be his handpicked option.
Arsenal have been exploring the transfer market for a creative outlet after leaving Mesut Ozil behind. Mikel Arteta managed to sign Thomas Partey on the deadline day of the summer transfer window but missed out a player with more creative onus. Eriksen is on their transfer radar and could be the solution the Gunners have been searching for. Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, another midfield target for the Gunners, turns out to be a difficult option in January but they can avail the services of Eriksen.
West Ham United
West Ham United are one of the surprise suitors for Eriksen, having submitted a loan offer to the Nerazzurri. The Hammers are looking to replace Felipe Anderson, who recently joined FC Porto, with the Danish midfielder. However, Inter are reportedly against any loan offer as they want to generate funds from the transfer of Eriksen.
Real Madrid had been credited with an interest in Eriksen before he left Spurs to join Serie A. Now they have revived their interest in the former Ajax star, proposing a swap deal involving Isco. Isco has fallen down the pecking order of Zidane over the course and been constantly linked with an exit from the Spanish capital. Both the players are desperate for game time with Euros on the horizon and there are chances for the deal to see its light.