West Ham United are believed to be preparing an audacious loan move that will see Christian Eriksen come back to the English capital.
That is if Nicolo Schira is to be believed. The Italian sports journalist, who also knows a thing or two about the transfer market, has extraordinarily claimed that the Hammers have already opened talks with Inter Milan about a possible short-term temporary deal.
Indeed, the Denmark international has really struggled to nail down a place in Antonio Conte’s team since leaving Tottenham Hotspur last January, however that is largely due to the form and performances he has shown since arriving at the San Siro and playing in Serie A. Many who will have been using sports betting apps for Serie A and Inter Milan action will have been disappointed by his efforts.
The playmaker’s poor form has left him frozen out of the I Nerrazzuri setup, which could mean that he looks for a new club to resurrect his career.
However, it would seem West Ham would have some stiff competition as he has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent days as well. Indeed, with his former Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, set to take over the helm at the Parc des Princes, it is believed Eriksen would be delighted to team up with the Argentine again.
The Hammers have struggled to create goalscoring chances on a regular basis in each of their matches this season, despite finding themselves placed rather high in the Premier League table at this point.
There is an argument that David Moyes’ side could do with a player of Eriksen’s calibre at the London Stadium, although it would not be a surprise to hear something along the lines of ‘his wages are too high’ for example.
However, would West Ham be able to get the best out of the 28-year-old if he were to join them at the London Stadium? That would be the biggest question.
The Dane has managed to score just one goal and provide two assists since joining Inter Milan in the Serie A, although he has rarely played in his favourite position under Conte.
Not forgetting, Eriksen did manage to register double digits in regards to goal involvements in each of his seasons at Tottenham, though, which is perhaps why the links with Pochettino and PSG also exist.
Whether there is any truth to the link remains to be seen, however West Ham would be landing a real coup if they manage to pull this signing off in the next few weeks.