Christian Eriksen has reportedly been hunting for schools in the Chiswick area, despite rumours of a return to the North with Tottenham.
Eriksen’s Premier League return has proven to any doubters that he still possesses the quality needed to execute at the highest level.
The Dane’s impressive run of form has caught the attention of his former team Spurs, with the London team confident of securing his signature in this summer’s transfer window.
Tottenham’s plans of resigning Eriksen on a free transfer this summer hinges on Spur’s potential Champions League qualification and Antonio Conte’s long-term future at the club.
Eriksen has been nothing short of spectacular since he signed for Brentford back in January, with the Bees winning all five games he had started prior to facing Manchester United, ultimately alleviating their threat of a relegation battle. A halo of a player.
Brentford’s failure to convince Eriksen of resigning an extension to his initial six-month contract further strengthens Spur’s position in cementing a deal to bring him back to north London.
Irrespective of the range of emotions for such a sentimental return, the deal is still dependent on two major components. The first and most obvious speaks to the future of Antonio Conte, whom Eriksen is hopeful of working with again, having won last season’s Serie A title at Inter Milan.
Conte in the past has teased at the idea of possibly leaving the club if his ambitions were not matched this season. His initial uncertain demeanor throughout the inconsistent run in the winter now sports a much calmer stance about his position as head coach, despite rumours of a potential switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Spurs’ pending qualification for next season’s Champions League is also said to be a major factor in the potential move for Eriksen, with a top-four finish well within their grasp entering the final stretch of the Premier League season.
However, it has been reported that Christian and his wife have been searching the Chiswick area for a suitable pre-school in which to enroll their child Alfred.
This could potentially damage Antonio Conte’s chances of luring Eriksen back to Tottenham, as Chiswick is situated in West London, much closer to Brentford.
The 30-year-old Danish magician has deemed himself the driving force for Brentford, contributing two assists and a goal for Thomas Frank’s men, who are now virtually destined for another year of top-flight league football after reaching the crucial 40-point mark.
Leicester City, Newcastle United, and Manchester United are said to also hold a desired interest in the effervescent midfielder. If Spurs are to prise the player from Brentford, they are sure to face some competition.
Brentford’s head coach Thomas Frank has insisted that Eriksen’s future will not be decided until the end of the season, but ahead of the Bees’ meeting with Tottenham, as to put forward some arguments as to why he would reject other clubs to stay in west London.
“If [he leaves] for money or the Champions League, obviously then we can’t compete. I know that Christian in this moment in time is enjoying his football and I’m happy that he’s enjoying playing here. Hopefully, he likes the environment, the atmosphere we have in the club, and if he chooses us in the end I hope it’s because he’s ambitious and wants to end as high as possible and push the team,”
“Also the role here, obviously he’s got a big role, the team is more and more [important] these days it’s never a one man band, you know that. Even Man City is not only De Bruyne, he’s the main playmaker but you need more than one player. But of course there’s a lot of things that go through Christian. I guess that’s some of the bits.”Thomas Frank, Brentford’s Head Coach
Former players such as Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher have both encouraged the Eriksen move back to the north London side. Both men lauded the 30-year-old’s superb performance for Brentford against Manchester United despite the 3-0 defeat.
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