Leicester consider shock move for Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen
Leicester City are evaluating a sensational move in January for underprivileged Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Denmark international has been through a turbulent period at San Siro since his January 2020 move from Tottenham Hotspur. In just under a year in Italy, Eriksen has collected just 12 Serie A starts and a lone league goal for the club.
The 28-year-old appears destined to leave the Nerazzurri, with a number of Premier League teams – including former Spurs employers and north London rivals Arsenal – reportedly monitoring the midfielder.
Inter are keen to offload Eriksen as soon as possible in order to make room on the payroll for the newcomers, and the Telegraph reports Leicester City have now joined the race for his signing.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have had a superb first half of the season and are currently well in the mix for the Premier League title. Their 2-0 win over struggling Chelsea on Tuesday night saw them briefly sit atop the table, although they have since slipped to third after Manchester United and Manchester City won their matches in hand.
Foxes are reportedly considering a temporary deal for the Danish midfielder, with Inter ready to accept any loan offer that includes Eriksen’s total £ 3.5million (after tax) salary.
Like many other clubs, Leicester saw their finances stretched due to the loss of income for the day due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the club caused the club to oust Islam Slimani from the payroll earlier this this month when he joined Ligue 1 Lyon.
Demarai Gray and Hamza Choudhury have also been linked with moves from King Power Stadium this month, and if the duo decide to move on, Leicester could be one step closer to Eriksen’s landing.