West Ham United have been linked with a loan move for Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen.
West Ham have been linked with a surprise move for ex Spurs ace Eriksen for a number of weeks.
Reports emerged yesterday that West Ham have now made a ‘concrete move’ to sign the Dane, according to a report from FC Inter News.
West Ham linked with surprise move for ex Spurs star
Eriksen, 28, has struggled since his move to the San Siro last January.
The Hammers were first linked with a move to sign the former Tottenham play-maker at the start of last month (Eurosport).
Gazzetta dello Sport (Print edition, December 22nd, pages 2 and 3) then suggested that Inter Milan are willing to send the playmaker out on loan this month.
And that looks to be West Ham’s only viable avenue of transfer business after David Moyes told FourFourTwo money is tight.
West Ham fans have, understandably, been sceptical about the links to Eriksen.
Italian ‘transfer guru’ calls West Ham links to Eriksen ‘fake’
It seems they were right to be too.
That’s if Italian ‘transfer guru’ Fabrizio Romano is to be believed.
Romano took to Twitter to post an update on Eriksen’s future. But he says the links to West Ham are ‘fake’.
“Christian Eriksen: Inter have *not* received any official bid at the moment,” Romano said on Twitter.
“Nothing serious or advanced from PSG, West Ham, Arsenal and more.
“Inter want to sell him immediately and hope to receive some proposals in the next days.
“Fake rumours around about West Ham days ago,” Romano added when his mention of the Hammers was questioned.
Classy player but would he really work at West Ham right now?
There is no doubt signing Eriksen, even on a short-term loan, would be a real coup.
But it doesn’t exactly fit Moyes’s much-publicised strategy to sign young, energetic players hungry to prove themselves in the Premier League.
Eriksen has been there, done that and got the t-shirt.
But could you picture him rolling his sleeves up and putting in a shift in a dogged display away at Everton to help secure a clean sheet?
A class player but not one West Ham can realistically expect to attract while he still has a couple of years left at his peak.
And even if they could, there are no guarantees Eriksen would fit Moyes’s style. After all the reason he is available is because he is struggling to meet the demands of taskmaster Antonio Conte at Inter.