What Tottenham’s Champions League spot means for Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen is just one of many players touted as potential targets for Tottenham this summer. The Dane signed a six-month deal with Brentford in January, meaning the contract is due to expire soon.

This is just in time for the summer transfer window, with Eriksen having to decide on his next moves shortly after returning to football. Many Spurs fans would welcome the 30-year-old back to N17 with the quality he has previously shown for the club and continues to possess.

The Lilywhites finished the season in fourth place, meaning they secured a place in the Champions League for next season. Coupled with a world-class manager in Antonio Conte and a top stadium, the prospect of playing in top European competition will make Tottenham more attractive to potential signings.

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It’s something Eriksen already touched on earlier this month: “I’d love to play Champions League football again, I know how fun it is, but it’s not necessarily for me,” admitted the midfielder.

It wasn’t long ago that the Denmark international returned to the Premier League after suffering cardiac arrest during last summer’s Euros. However, the impact the 30-year-old had on Thomas Frank’s side was quite incredible.

Eriksen has scored one goal and recorded four assists in eleven league games. Although you only had to watch the midfielder play to see the quality he can bring to a team as he levitates across the pitch and can make an impact when you least expect it.

Football analysts at BetVictor have identified the most creative sources for each Premier League club, with Kevin De Bruyne topping the list. But you only have to look down to fourth place to find the 30-year-old’s name.

Eriksen earned a creator rating of 86.21, beating the likes of Reece James and Martin Odegaard. Ratings were awarded based on players’ creative performances during the 2021/22 season, taking into account their chance creation, ball development and ability to break through opposing lines.

Last month football.londonreported that while the Dane has not left the north London club on the best of terms with the club hierarchy, he still loves the club and would love to stay in London.

Just last week, Eriksen gave another update on his hopes for the future, but also what he cherishes most after his comeback. “I’ve always wanted to win trophies, I’m always on the competitive side, I always want to be the best possible version of course, play at the highest level of course,” he admitted in a BBC interview.

“It changes perspective when something like this happens and I see how my family reacts and just feeling like being with my family is even more important now. You just realize that this is even more important to me now.”

Spurs hope Conte can be the man to help them end their now 14-year trophy drought, with the Italian being a manager Eriksen has previously worked with. With a busy summer ahead, Tottenham will hopefully have a much better chance of winning silver next season, which could also lure the Dane back to north London.

However, the 30-year-old highlighted a key factor in his decision-making. “It will be a decision from a sporting point of view, but also from a family point of view,” he said.

“I don’t know what the future will bring. she [Brentford] they definitely are [in the conversation].

“I haven’t 100% decided where I’m going. I have an idea, but I don’t know where that will happen or what will happen. But Brentford [are] definitely in the category of one of the clubs,” added Eriksen.

An added bonus for Spurs is that the Dane’s move wouldn’t cost them a penny and for a player of his quality and someone who’s been at not just Tottenham but Conte it would be surprising if Fabio Paratici wasn’t looking around to target Eriksen.

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