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I'm actually really surprised. I wanted us to go in for him on a free (before we had Bruno) when it was clear that he was leaving Spurs. He's not even that old, wonder what happened.
 

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He also ran himself into the ground for not much money at Spurs. I would've got a new contract at least or moved but he seemed determined to run it down and make a move to Italy and that quickly went to crap over there. Strange player and situation.
 

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He also ran himself into the ground for not much money at Spurs. I would've got a new contract at least or moved but he seemed determined to run it down and make a move to Italy and that quickly went to crap over there. Strange player and situation.
Being dedicated is a flaw, he should've half-arsed it instead.
 

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No thanks.
I'd take him back, depending on fee and wages involved, if he was willing to admit his previous attitude problem and commit to turning it around. There's a still a class player in there somewhere.
 

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I'd take him back, depending on fee and wages involved, if he was willing to admit his previous attitude problem and commit to turning it around. There's a still a class player in there somewhere.
There wasn't much of an attitude problem in the early years under Poch. I just thought like many of the squad he felt CL defeat was end of an era and wanted to leave straight after the match but Spurs didn't want to sell, motivation levels went down (same for the manager) and then had to scramble him out last January just to get some cash.
 

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He won't come back to Spurs because he made it quite clear that he wanted a change don't forget he was with us for 6 years. The ship and sailed and all parties have moved on.
 

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as a utd fan I'd take him, mata is getting on and would be someone to teach our players how to take a free kick, long as his wages aren't to high
 

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He won't come back to Spurs because he made it quite clear that he wanted a change don't forget he was with us for 6 years. The ship and sailed and all parties have moved on.
Bale came back, following a bigger rift than occurred with Eriksen. So never say never IMO.
 

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There wasn't much of an attitude problem in the early years under Poch. I just thought like many of the squad he felt CL defeat was end of an era and wanted to leave straight after the match but Spurs didn't want to sell, motivation levels went down (same for the manager) and then had to scramble him out last January just to get some cash.
Eriksen thought the likes of Real Madrid or Barca would be in for him. They weren't. And now he's discovered that the grass is not actually greener away from Spurs.
 

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Eriksen thought the likes of Real Madrid or Barca would be in for him. They weren't. And now he's discovered that the grass is not actually greener away from Spurs.
Pretty much it, probably lucky he didn't get the more to Real he would have been ripped to shreds by their fans, dont want him back mind you.
 

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In short term Ozil would help a bit but he was regular in the later Wenger seasons when they weren't finishing top 4 (and still regular in the Emery season finishing 5th) so doubt he'd get them back in top 4.
He was feeding Giroud and Co. Now he has Lacazette and Aubamayeng ahead of him. Arsenal have shot themselves in the foot with thier pro-china/genocide stance.
 

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Bale came back, following a bigger rift than occurred with Eriksen. So never say never IMO.
Bale has come back after 7 years away from Tottenham. Eriksen has only been away for a year I doubt he would come back this soon.
 

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He was feeding Giroud and Co. Now he has Lacazette and Aubamayeng ahead of him. Arsenal have shot themselves in the foot with thier pro-china/genocide stance.
lolok there’s so much ignorance in the last statement, just educate yourself please
 

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lolok there’s so much ignorance in the last statement, just educate yourself please
Sorry - if mentioning the Chinese genocide of the Uighyrs offends you then you are part of the problem. The issue is widely documented and has been internationally condemned.
 

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Linked to United (albeit by not so reliable sources) for free in January. Would you want him? Squad back up?
 

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Guy literally can't run anymore. His last month's at Spur's were shocking it was like he gave up long before his move to Inter.

Thinking about the amount of games he played for us (he's pretty much played full seasons since 18 years old) He was also on the top of the distance chart's which showed he was always the hardest working player on the pitch.

Plain and simple he's ran himself into the ground and he's burnt himself out at the age of 28 years old... The age where he should be hitting is prime

100 caps for the NT only aged 28 is alot.
Yeah, I think this has a lot to do with it. He has played a truly enormous number of games - he's just 28 and he's made 499(!) senior appearances at the club level and 103(!!!) for his country. Given his style of play and how much he runs every match, he's probably more comparable to many 30-32 year olds and probably on the backside of his career now.

He's roughly the same age as Isco or Coutinho, but he's already played close to 2 full seasons of football more than either of them.
 

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Why for free? Don’t Inter want money?
 

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We already signed VDB who virtually plays the same position, granted that Eriksen is closer to Fernandes in terms of style and would be a very good back-up.

If we hadn't signed VDB, I'd consider this deal.
 

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He also ran himself into the ground for not much money at Spurs. I would've got a new contract at least or moved but he seemed determined to run it down and make a move to Italy and that quickly went to crap over there. Strange player and situation.
Diddums.
 

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We don’t need him and to use that awful phrase, he’s trending in the wrong direction. Let him be someone else’s problem.
 

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If he is cheap I would sign him. There will be a time when Bruno needs a break so VDB will be on the pitch with... Mata the alternative on the bench? Maybe Pogba if he hasnt played himself in?
Its a numbers game this season
 

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I could see him at a team like Everton or West Ham certainly wouldn't surprise me.
 

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His problem is Conte and how he wants to play......really surprised they signed him anyway in Jan for £17m - he only played 3 games before Covid shut everything down for the season and now he isn't needed as he isn't the workhorse type player that Conte wants.....

We certainly dodged a bullet here - his best days are definitely behind him. Hes a technically gifted player but not quick enough around the field and doesn't look like hes got the engine he once had.....

I'd be very surprised to see him back in the EPL as he wanted a change of scene (climate) - think he wanted warmth so maybe La Liga or Portugal I reckon - p;rice and salary expectations going to be an issue for him though...
 

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Technically good players out there who are not willing to work hard are quite a lot out there. Important thing is to find players who are willing to work defensively as well. We found a good one with Bruno. Perhaps VdB will show his class too. The attitude is important. Too many players switching off throughout the game and season. Look at Fred, if everyone had his workrate and lungs we would be sitting top very soon.

Shame about players like Pogba or Martial can´t just push themselves a bit more. Talent won´t cut it anymore unless you have a team working hard enough for you. Pressing is very important in the current game. Smaller teams who have money filling teams with players with good quality and attitude, with progressive young managers trying to build TEAMS..

Eriksen maybe if he drops a level he can go to a team where he can do his stuff but premier league is certainly too fast rtain he will struggle to get on now, especially at the top level
 

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Technically good players out there who are not willing to work hard are quite a lot out there. Important thing is to find players who are willing to work defensively as well. We found a good one with Bruno. Perhaps VdB will show his class too. The attitude is important. Too many players switching off throughout the game and season. Look at Fred, if everyone had his workrate and lungs we would be sitting top very soon.

Shame about players like Pogba or Martial can´t just push themselves a bit more. Talent won´t cut it anymore unless you have a team working hard enough for you. Pressing is very important in the current game. Smaller teams who have money filling teams with players with good quality and attitude, with progressive young managers trying to build TEAMS..

Eriksen maybe if he drops a level he can go to a team where he can do his stuff but premier league is certainly too fast rtain he will struggle to get on now, especially at the top level
Eriksen was consistently one of the hardest working players in Spurs when he was there. The distance he covered was always one of the highest each match.
 

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Eriksen was consistently one of the hardest working players in Spurs when he was there. The distance he covered was always one of the highest each match.
He wasnt anywhere nearly as effective in the last 18 months there though - 3 years ago he was excellent - I just can not see him reaching those levels again unless he is allowed to stroll around more with less defensive responsibilities....
 

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Strange I remember not long ago he is still among the top 3 midfielder in Premierleague, probably only behind De Bruyne. How comes he is struggling so bad in Italy now, when the likes of Lukaku and 39 year old Ibra etc are having fun over there.
 

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We don’t need him and to use that awful phrase, he’s trending in the wrong direction. Let him be someone else’s problem.
Correct. We need to stick to our transfer strategy - we shouldn't sign him until he's at least 34 and coming back from major knee surgery.
 

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Strange I remember not long ago he is still among the top 3 midfielder in Premierleague, probably only behind De Bruyne. How comes he is struggling so bad in Italy now, when the likes of Lukaku and 39 year old Ibra etc are having fun over there.
Probably playing a lot from a young age and possibly not kept himself in the best shape he could? These thing's happen look at Rooney when he started to decline at like 30 year's old?

Certain player's have not got the physique and fitness to play long career's compared to the like's of Ibra/Giggs/Defoe.
 

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You can't fault a guy for ambition. Spurs weren't winning shit so he wanted a move. Things haven't worked out at Inter but he could still be a great asset for teams like Everton, Wolves or Leicester. He can also add depth to teams like Arsenal.