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Tottenham Hotspur Are The Favourities To Re-Sign This Former Star: Should Conte Get Him On Board?

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According to the latest odds released by the bookmakers (via Leicester Mercury), Tottenham Hotspur are the favourities to re-sign their former star and current Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen. It has been mentioned that Spurs are 8/11 favourities to bring the Danish talent back to North London this summer.

Eriksen’s Impressive Numbers At The Brentford Community Stadium 

Eriksen enjoyed a productive spell with the Bees last season when he managed to put in some influential displays for them in the Premier League. The ex-Ajax sensation made 11 appearances for Brentford in the previous campaign, netting one goal and grabbing four assists in all competitions.

The 114-time Denmark international proved himself to be a valuable contributor at the centre of the park based on his average of 1.2 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 2.0 shots, 2.7 key passes, 3.0 crosses and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been excellent when distributing possession from midfield, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 80.9% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

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Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen (R) reacts during the UEFA Nations League football match Denmark v Croatia in Copenhagen on June 10, 2022. – Denmark OUT (Photo by Liselotte Sabroe / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by LISELOTTE SABROE/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)
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Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Antonio Conte Get Eriksen On Board This Summer?

Eriksen can get stuck in with some solid tackles and is often quick to scan the danger and earn possession back for his team in midfield. He doesn’t mind clearing his lines when needed and remains an excellent crosser of the ball.

The experienced Denmark international has got the eye to play a killer pass in the final third and can strike the ball with power and precision from long range.

Hence, it makes sense for Spurs boss Antonio Conte to take a chance on Eriksen as he will enhance the quality of his midfield department considerably at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Despite the Danish talent’s recent health concerns, he has begun to prove his worth as a reliable performer at the highest level once again. Therefore, the North London outfit would be wise to try everything in their power to get Eriksen on board during this summer transfer window. At 30, he might still have a couple of solid seasons left in him and could help Tottenham get back to challenging for major trophies in the not-too-distant future.

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