The idea of Christian Eriksen returning to Tottenham and being that special player once again is an assertion that falls down upon the word ‘idea’ – possibly one of the most desperately employed words in the English language. Remember the end of the Italian Job? “Hang on lads, I’ve had an idea!” No, Charlie, at that point in the film, you had specifically run out of ideas.
I’m hesitant to even mention Gareth Bale at this juncture, despite his return being one of the very worst ideas ever witnessed under Daniel Levy’s reign, and that’s saying something, as there is something about football that makes people just continue to plough on, as if a capacity for learning anything is something that hasn’t been discovered yet. At £250,000 a week, Spurs have had enough romanticism for one season.
Eriksen is a player I bear no malice toward personally, many players have left Tottenham in search of greener grass. However, Tottenham is not a drop-in centre for the confused. The 28-year-old’s overtures to Real Madrid were summarily ignored, and the eventual transfer to Inter has so far been rewarded with 20 occasions where Christian has only made the bench, opposed to make a Serie A side’s starting XI.
A source close to THFC tells me that Eriksen’s agents are keen to get their boy back at Hotspur Way – or anywhere else. I am quite sure that they are!