Arsenal urged to sign Eriksen: ‘I don’t care about Spurs’
Arsenal shouldn’t be bothered by Christian Eriksen’s history with Tottenham if they have an opportunity to sign the playmaker, says Kevin Campbell.
Eriksen has endured a rough time in Serie A having forced through a move to Inter Milan in January 2020 and there are suggestions that he could be looking to return to the Premier League.
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The 28-year-old has struggled for game time under Antonio Conte and admits his time at Inter has not gone as planned.
Eriksen has told TV2: “This isn’t what I dreamed of. All players want to play as much as possible, but the coach decides who gets to go on the pitch.
“It is a strange situation, as the fans want to see me playing more and so would I, but the coach has different ideas and as a player I have to respect that.”
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Eriksen, with a swap deal involving Granit Xhaka mooted.
And Campbell says his former club should be pushing for the deal despite Eriksen’s success with noth London rivals Spurs.
“Eriksen played for the rivals but we all know the quality he possesses, that is for sure,” ex-Arsenal striker Campbell told Football Insider.
“It is not quite working out for him at Inter right now and I am sure he would be a good addition to Arsenal’s squad.
“I do not care if he played for Spurs – he is a superb player who can bring something to the table for Arsenal.
“I would not mind it if we swapped Eriksen for Xhaka. The key is building and fattening that squad up to challenge and you can never have enough quality players.”
Just about all of the greatest uncapped Premier League players ever were pursued by England. And only four of them were English.