5 possible transfer destinations for Christian Eriksen
The upcoming January transfer window could mark the end of a short and bitter year in Christian Eriksen’s career, as Inter general manager Giuseppe Marotta has admitted the Danish playmaker cannot leave the club only a year after leaving Tottenham Hotspur.
The CEO of Inter said this week: “Is Eriksen in the market? I would say yes. He is not functional compared to our plans and he has struggled here at Inter. I think it’s fair for Christian to go away to find more space. ”
It’s no secret that the former Spurs playmaker has struggled to relaunch his career since joining Serie A. Eriksen couldn’t prevent Inter from being sent off from Champions League earlier this month, as they also failed to qualify for the consolation of a Europa League spot by finishing last in their group.
Given his high salaries, it is understood that he may have to go on loan initially, although Inter are said to prefer a deal with an obligation to buy, rather than just having the option to do so. .
Here we rank the clubs linked so far and how well they would suit the ostracized creative midfielder.
United were previously confident they would secure a deal for Eriksen in the summer of 2019, but have again been linked with a move for the Dane as recently as this week.
But the deal seems questionable. At 29 in February, Eriksen is certainly a downgrade for Bruno Fernandes, who has arguably been the best performer in the league since arriving at Old Trafford in January 2020.
As Donny van de Beek still finds his feet and Paul Pogba begins to find form, it looks like adding Eriksen would be more of a hindrance than a help.
Aptitude assessment: 2/10
Having previously had a verbal deal in place to sign the playmaker, Zinedine Zidane opted to withdraw from a deal to sign Eriksen, ahead of his move to Inter.
Sensing that his midfielder was already well supplied, there was little change and a “dream transfer” to Los Blancos seems as unlikely as ever for Eriksen.
Aptitude assessment: 3/10
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There have been rumors of a move since November, with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal reportedly offered the possibility of signing the Dane to a discounted deal worth around £ 12million.
Since Mesut Ozil has been completely frozen at Arsenal, they are in desperate need of creativity, which Eriksen could certainly provide.
However, after spending seven years with fierce rivals Spurs, scoring 69 points, helping 89 others and becoming a fan favorite in the process, it’s unclear whether the Dane would willingly switch his allegiance to London.
Aptitude assessment: 6/10
With limited playing time, the prospect of playing for exciting Borussia Dortmund is also an attractive option for the Dane, amid reports from Italy.
Much more attacking than the rigid side of Inter for which he currently finds himself under barking orders from Antonio Conte, BVB’s fluid football would certainly suit him.
The idea of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho rushing for an Eriksen ball would worry any team.
Aptitude assessment: 7/10
Offering an entirely different option for Premier League clubs Arsenal and Man Utd, the chance to play at PSG could be tantalizing for Eriksen.
Not only does this mean he wouldn’t return to England with his tail between his legs after just one year, but he would also have a decent chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2013.
With the midfielder options of Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera and Leandro Paredes away from world class, Eriksen would surely have a look, especially with former boss Mauricio Pochettino set to replace recently sacked Thomas Tuchel.
It could be a match made in heaven.
Aptitude assessment: 8/10