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‘It’s my understanding’: Journalist shares why Spurs didn’t sign Manchester United ace

Speaking on The Athletic’s YouTube channel, David Ornstein has been discussing Tottenham’s recent interest in Christian Eriksen. The Danish midfielder was strongly linked with a…

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Speaking on The Athletic’s YouTube channel, David Ornstein has been discussing Tottenham’s recent interest in Christian Eriksen.

The Danish midfielder was strongly linked with a return to north London this summer, but, for one reason or another, Spurs’ interest seemed to subside a few weeks ago and he’s ended up at Manchester United instead.

So, why didn’t Spurs sign Eriksen? The deal seemed to make a lot of sense at the time. After all, he’s a player Antonio Conte knows very well and he’s, of course, got a real affinity with the north London club.

Unfortunately, the terms of the deal didn’t quite work for Spurs. Ornstein claims that Tottenham weren’t on board with the contract size or length that the midfielder was looking for.

What’s been said?

Ornstein was discussing Spurs’ transfer business.

“That leads us nicely onto the next subject which is whether Tottenham will do more business before the window closes. One position they’ve been heavily linked with if they’re going to do that is a playmaker. We know they made an enquiry about Christian Eriksen to scope out what he wanted to come back. It didn’t materialise, it’s my understanding that he wanted a contract length and size that was not what Tottenham were looking to do and he’s ended up at Manchester United,” Ornstein said.

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Makes sense

Tottenham re-signing Eriksen would have been an incredibly romantic story, but if the terms of the deal didn’t work for Spurs, we can understand why they didn’t go for him.

In all honesty, there really isn’t much place for Eriksen in this team. He’d work infinitely better in a 3-5-2, but with Antonio Conte preferring a 3-4-3 during his time at Spurs so far, he may well have ended up being a square peg in a round hole at Tottenham.

Yves Bissouma is the midfielder that Tottenham eventually went for, and while he may not be as technically gifted as Eriksen, he does make for a better fit in this 3-4-3 system.

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