West Ham have emerged as a shock contender to sign former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to a report.
Things have not gone to plan for Eriksen since he left Tottenham for Inter in January 2020, six months before his contract was due to expire.
While he had spent seven years with Spurs, his spell with Inter seems destined to last for a far shorter period of time. The club were already considering cutting their losses on him in the summer, and have once again confirmed they will not stand in his way if he wishes to leave this winter.
Eriksen has not started a league game for Inter since October. He has not been able to find a role in Antonio Conte’s system.
Therefore, there will likely be a scramble for his signature in January, with several clubs willing to gamble that he can rediscover his best form. A return to Tottenham, though, is not an option.
There had been talk of a return to London to join their rivals Arsenal. But now, a report from Eurosport puts another London club in the frame.
The source claims West Ham are among the list of suitors for Eriksen, and that they would be a prime contender if he wanted to return to England.
The Danish playmaker is the kind of big name that West Ham are occasionally linked with. Indeed, it would be a high profile captre for the Hammers if they were to sign him.
The report does not mention if they are going to make a formal offer, but they are watching on at this point.
There has been interest in Eriksen from other clubs in mainland Europe. Therefore, if West Ham firm up their interest, they may have to act quickly.
Eriksen offered to Man Utd?
Previous reports elsewhere have suggested that Manchester United could be another suitor for Eriksen.
The Red Devils were interested in him before he left Tottenham, and could reignite their interest.
There were rumours of Inter offering them a swap deal that would see Fred move to Italy in return. However, such a scenario seems unlikely.
Even so, Eriksen will continue to be linked with a return to England until his next destination becomes clear.