Everton are said by La Stampa to be interested in bringing the Danish star back to the Premier League now that it is clear his move to Inter Milan hasn't worked out.
Inter will reportedly consider letting the 28-year-old leave on loan if the acquiring club cover his £120,000-a-week wages. West Ham, Tottenham, Arsenal and Wolves are also credited with interest in Eriksen who left Spurs a year ago in search of a fresh challenge.
Original Source: La Stampa via TeamTalk
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1 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:29:27
2 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:32:40
Anyone else seen him play at Inter? Was he just not a Conte player or has he been that bad?
3 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:48:51
We need a runner, someone with pace and energy to find the space for Gomes and James to pass too.
We only have Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin to stretch opposition defenders.
He'd be a good buy but I'd rather have Dele Alli for his energy and movement.
I expect PSG to get Eriksen.
4 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:49:02
Eriksen is a top player on his day, obviously, with the added benefit of having plenty of Premier League experience. A loan would be fine with me but I would doubt the wisdom of singing him permanently as he wouldn't come cheap.
5 Posted 05/01/2021 at 23:57:38
6 Posted 06/01/2021 at 00:03:42
7 Posted 06/01/2021 at 00:29:06
We need dynamism in the middle. Not Gylfi Mk 2.
8 Posted 06/01/2021 at 01:17:19
I see we have also been linked with Damarai Gray from Leicester, a player we were linked with when he was with Birmingham. You have to ask the question, why will Leicester be willing to let him go?
From what I have seen of him, he has a good turn of speed with the ball, and certainly has the odd goal in him but, having said that, his end product is all too often wasted by going for glory rather than passing to a team-mate in a better position.
9 Posted 06/01/2021 at 01:54:11
10 Posted 06/01/2021 at 04:13:45
That is 12 midfield players vying for about 4 starting positions.
I am sure Everton are looking to offload Besic, Bolasie, Baningime, Delph, perhaps Bernard or Sigurdsson also. Then add a quality midfielder this window – we need to find our own Grealish, Ward-Prowse, Maddison who can take on defenders, confident on the ball, strike a good free-kick. Easier said than done, I know, but Brands should be scouring the globe for such type of players.
11 Posted 06/01/2021 at 07:43:45
Although £28k a week for a 3rd-choice keeper probably isn't the best use of money especially as Virginia could fulfil that role!
Loosely on this topic I'm also against having him and Olsen on the bench! Get Simms on the bench, I'd say.
12 Posted 06/01/2021 at 10:48:29
13 Posted 06/01/2021 at 12:57:14
Can we do a straight swap with Inter for Sigurdsson and Bernard for Eriksen? It not going to happen is it, so I think we can scrunch this one up and slam dunk it into the bin.
I am hoping we are focusing our efforts on a different type of midfielder altogether. Someone younger who will bring energy and drive, goals and assists to the team. The right player in to do that will transform us.
14 Posted 06/01/2021 at 13:05:33
Eriksen needs to have a system designed around him, just like Sigurdsson as well, keeping him free to act as an 8 or 10 and get in the space between midfield and defence.
Conte plays with high-energy box-to-box midfielders, he wants them to play very much like he did and the idea of a luxury player like Eriksen to him is bonkers from what I understand.
I don't see how we get him in, he is better than Sigurdsson but why pay another load of wages for yet another Number 10 when we need more elsewhere.
15 Posted 06/01/2021 at 13:06:32
16 Posted 06/01/2021 at 13:59:05
And ideally this runner might also be able to dribble well as too few of our players can beat a man to open up some space for others or himself as we saw Eze doing last week. Our best counter-attacking teams in the last decade had the likes of Mirallas, Lukaky and Barkley in their pomp who could beat a man or two with ease and then finish or play someone else in. Currenly we only have Richarlison and sometimes Iwobi who ever seem able to beat a man and open up space.
17 Posted 06/01/2021 at 14:05:22
18 Posted 06/01/2021 at 14:40:30
He can play across the front 3 and can dribble, hold the ball up well and score a few. Could be a decent short term move to give the likes of Richie and DCl a break when they need it. Though possibly his wages would be too big.
19 Posted 06/01/2021 at 14:45:53
He is an utter cock. And has had 2 good seasons, not consecutive. Sod that.
20 Posted 06/01/2021 at 14:55:04
But he's definitely had more than 2 good seasons. In 3 of his last 4 season in the Premier League he scored or assisted 15 goals or more for mediocre teams.
We could use a little more firepower and I don't think he'd be a terrible solution. If he really is an utter cock and Brands has evidence that he'd be bad for team spirit and training etc then I'm sure it won't happen. But there's not that many forward players around who are available and almost guarantee Premier League goals and assists.
21 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:22:18
Ive got to the stage now that I dont give a flying shite whether a player is a total piece of shit or not. Id rather have a an obnoxious twat like Costa who scores 10-15 important goals saving and winning games from the bench and as a stand in than a choirboy who is a lovely lad to have around the place who scores 3 a season. It can mean the difference between success and failure. If he was content to have that role I dont think he would play the big cheese to Ancelotti.
As Sam says, Weve not met him, he may be a smashing fellow.
22 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:25:38
Ha sorry wrong thread !!
23 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:28:43
24 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:32:16
If Arnautovic was going to come for a 6 month loan to get in shape before the Euros, be a bit of a bell-end but score 6-7 goals that get us into Europe that looks a reasonable gamble. May well be better options out there but i've always liked him as a player.
25 Posted 06/01/2021 at 15:41:57
26 Posted 06/01/2021 at 17:59:27
27 Posted 06/01/2021 at 18:23:39
They lack the work rate and pace that Carlo wants from DCL and Ric, even Siggy runs around chasing and closing, just far slower.
I'd prefer a King or Anderson, the hammers Brazilian left winger who went on loan. Both have pace, strength, assists and goals in them to play as the wide forward.
28 Posted 06/01/2021 at 18:25:11
29 Posted 06/01/2021 at 18:36:28
I was reading about this young player, sounds like a top prospect. I am sure he will be on the Brands radar. It would be interesting to hear what any of our South American based posters make of him if they've seen him play.
Arsenal asking Norwich about Buendia, Norwich slapped a £40M price tag on him. Arsenal trying a player-plus-cash offer but I think there is too much at stake at the moment to let him go. We've missed the boat at those extreme prices.
30 Posted 06/01/2021 at 18:52:09
Just had a look on YouTube. Now I know it can make average players look like stars in short clips, but it is obvious the young lad is a player.
First thing that struck me is his calmness on the ball. He can play off both feet, right-foot is better. Strong in the tackle. Aggressive. Plenty of pace.
Scores different types of goal.
It would be very interesting to see if we are in for him.
31 Posted 06/01/2021 at 18:58:09
32 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:13:39
33 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:18:16
The raw numbers aren't glowing either. In the prime of his career, his 20s, he made 184 appearances with 43 goals and 33 assists. That's not terrible, but it's not the level of production we're looking for, and he's not in his prime anymore.
I think we can do better for less.
34 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:26:25
35 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:33:44
Robert@28, yes, I mentioned Caciedo on another thread this morning. Would LOVE him, read a few very promising analyses and sounds like just the sort of player we could use. Sounds like Man Utd are favourites to get him though.
If we ended this window with Caciedo, Zeki Celik and Michael Olise, I'd be very happy!
36 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:49:10
Another one you drew my attention to ages ago, Ferguson of Aberdeen, might be moving in January. Won't be a big fee. He's got some ability and is certainly wholehearted. Might be worth a punt for a couple of million.
37 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:49:42
38 Posted 06/01/2021 at 19:54:38
May be theres some Italian media foiling going on, and perhaps this will mean some Serie A players coming in on loan this month.
39 Posted 07/01/2021 at 10:47:34
I think Eriksen would be an upgrade on Siggy in the no 10 role, but Dele Alli would be a better long term option.
That said I think one or both of them will end up at PSG now that Poch is there.
40 Posted 07/01/2021 at 11:09:01
He aint the crack. Hot and cold player who has ants in his pants. Had a good stint at Stoke, binned them off. Was bang average for Hammers until Moyes got him playing, no sooner he started paying back the faith put in him he opted to take the cash in China. This guy is no Costa in terms of quality either.
And whilst I agree, being a nice guy is no indication or pointer to success on the pitch, being a disruptive diva can have effects off it. For examples at our own club see The Rat or Eto. Not worth the hassle.
My opinion obviously. Others will of course see it differently
Aspiring for top 4? The quality of the signings need to be equivalent to that of the teams that currently hold those positions. We havecc C a good forward who is in form, should be looking for at least his equal if we want to progress.
41 Posted 07/01/2021 at 11:23:26
Might need to resign ourselves to the fact that Tosun and (no bad thing) Gordon may feature more as the season continues.
Caicedo is a kettle of fish, who would be bought for the future - bit like Branthwaite - so might be bought now if available.
Olise would be similar, especially if the rumoured £8m buy out clause is true.
42 Posted 07/01/2021 at 13:36:47
Have you watched Costa for the last three seasons? He's been pretty terrible. I'd definitely take Arnautovic over him.
Don't get me wrong: the Austrian is not my dream signing by a long shot but, in the January window, pickings can be slim and I'm only imagining it as a short-term move.
I highly doubt you'll find anyone to be Calvert-Lewin's equal in January. If we're looking for real quality, then it will be in the summer, which is when Brands usually buys.
43 Posted 07/01/2021 at 15:23:18
Winning teams usually have a few "utter cocks" in their ranks. I know we have a few "utter knobs" does that equate or count?
I like the links to the players for the future Caicedo, Olise and Zeki Celik for the present, if we can also get a quick midfielder in it would represent a great Window for a January which are normally fairly quiet affairs, or am I only dreaming?
Sounds like a song there, but even if we secured the signatures of Caicedo and Olise and let them play on till the Summer with their Clubs, that would make some sort of sense and a possible solution.
44 Posted 07/01/2021 at 17:53:08
45 Posted 08/01/2021 at 00:06:34
46 Posted 08/01/2021 at 10:05:12
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest Costa was an option, he wouldn't be on the pitch long enough anyway with VAR!
47 Posted 09/01/2021 at 15:25:53
48 Posted 09/01/2021 at 21:39:53
49 Posted 09/01/2021 at 21:55:10
50 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:18:36
Both quick, both interchangeable, get Rodriguez, playing ahead of Allen and Doucoure, and I think how just one player could change the dynamics of our team so rapidly?
51 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:23:23
52 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:32:14
Gomes, Siggy, Davies (makes me sad to say it) Delph, Tosun and Bernard are NOT top 6 quality. We need top 6 quality on the bench as well as on the pitch.
I trust Carlo to demand and attract such quality.
53 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:34:21
54 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:36:22
55 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:45:01
I remember the fans having a whipround to buy Terry Curren, because he really lifted what appeared to be a poor team, but when the club eventually signed him, he never really made it, but a lot of the players who were already at the club, and not really pulling any trees up, had really improved, although that was probably down to the spirit and attitude that both Reid and Grey, brought into the team?
I think we need another forward, I think we need another midfield player, but more than anything we need some fast and direct forward running, otherwise it completely nullifies having Rodriguez, who is also so much better playing inside (imo)
56 Posted 09/01/2021 at 22:58:02
57 Posted 09/01/2021 at 23:04:27
58 Posted 09/01/2021 at 23:23:23
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