Newcastle are reportedly considering a move to sign Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen after a difficult spell in Italy since his move from Tottenham at the start of the year – and Danny Rose’s past comments will surely see Toon fans want the Dane.
Eriksen, 28, joined Inter in the January window for a fee of £17.5million (Mail) after more than 300 appearances in all competitions. Since his move to Inter, he has netted two goals for the Italians – in nine outings.
Italian outlet InterLive claim Newcastle are interested in signing Inter duo Eriksen and defender Milan Skriniar this summer. Whether Eriksen is keen on an instant return to the Premier League this summer, remains to be seen.
A set-piece specialist with the ability score from distance, Eriksen has scored 51 goals and laid on 66 assists – clocking up 226 appearances in the top tier of English football. Tottenham loanee Rose once claimed he is one of the “best in Europe”.
“They’ve all had to chip in with Harry Kane being injured,” Rose told Spurs’ official website in April 2019. “Christian with his assists… he’s always up there among the best in Europe, not just the league.”
TBR’s view – Eriksen is Newcastle’s missing jigsaw piece
Under Steve Bruce and certainly during Rafa Benitez’s reign, Newcastle have been unable to connect the midfield and attack. Miguel Almiron has been shunted out wide, despite naturally being a number 10.
Bringing in Eriksen, though, would finally see Newcastle have a central midfielder that can score, create and produce something out of nothing. It would surely see Newcastle break into the top half of the table, with just the signing of Eriksen.