Noel Whelan is against Tottenham bringing Christian Eriksen back to the club because of how he left.
The Dane left the Lilywhites about a year ago. In the lead up to his departure, his performances tailed off and his body language was also one of a man that didn’t want to play for them anymore.
They allowed him to join the Italian side Inter Milan, but his transfer has turned out to be a failed one, just a year in.
The club is now keen to offload him, and Tottenham is one of the teams that are interested in signing him.
Sky Sports reports that Eriksen would be happy to make a return to Tottenham and added that the Lilywhites are also ready to welcome him back.
However, Whelan says it makes no sense to bring back a player who wasn’t ready to give his best to the club before he left them.
“We just need to look at the cloud he left behind him and the way he played and what he gave Tottenham during the remaining time that he had there, which was nothing,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“He played at 60 per cent, because he didn’t want to get injured, he wasn’t the same player, he wanted out of the football club – he was a great servant and a fantastic player but you’ve got to look at the way he acted before he left.
“That is a danger to me. I wouldn’t be going anywhere near it, same as Arnautovic at West Ham – you can’t be having players like that, that didn’t put enough in while they were wearing the shirt because he wanted out of the football club.
“Now to me, if he comes back, he’s a very lucky boy, because he’s not been setting any fires while he’s been abroad. I wouldn’t touch him with a bargepole, no matter how good he is.
“I think when you leave, and you show your character and the person you are, it’s disrespectful to the club and to the players that you’re playing with.”