The Sun reporter Tom Barclay revealed that Tottenham have decided not to go ahead with a move for Christian Eriksen as Antonio Conte is happy with his options in the middle of the park.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for Eriksen all summer, with publications even previously suggesting the North London club were confident the Dane would complete a fairytale return to the club (90 mins).
However, over the past two days, the 30-year-old’s proposed move to Spurs has come under serious doubt.
Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard revealed on Monday that Spurs have not held formal discussions with Eriksen’s agent while Football.London’ Alasdair Gold claimed that Tottenham played down the possibility of the midfielder returning to the club.
Barclay has now taken to social media to reveal that Spurs are set to pull out of the race for the Denmark international.
The journalist claimed that Conte is happy to start the new season with Yves Bissouma, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp and Rodrigo Bentancur as his four midfield options.
As for Christian Eriksen, I think Spurs are close to ruling out a move for their former playmaker (as others have reported). Antonio Conte happy with his four CMs from Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Bentancur and Skipp.
— Tom Barclay (@TomBarclay_) June 21, 2022
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With Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso likely to leave the club, one would think that Conte would want to sign at least one attacking midfielder to give himself the chance to switch to 3-5-2 if necessary.
However, the Italian may have decided that 3-4-3 will be the way to go and wants six different options for the three positions up front, in which case Spurs could try to sign a forward and a winger ( assuming Bergwijn leaves).
I still suspect Fabio Paratici will make a late bid for a number eight like Weston McKennie, although that may not be the club’s priority at the moment.
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