Antonio Conte is KEEN to bring Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham when his Brentford contract ends

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Antonio Conte reveals he is KEEN to bring Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham when his six-month deal at Brentford comes to an end… as Spurs boss admits: ‘It would be good for me to have him again’

  • Antonio Conte admits he is open to bringing Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham
  • Eriksen has joined Brentford until June just months after his shock cardiac arrest
  • Spurs boss Conte met up with Eriksen and his family last weekend and caught up
  • The Italian worked with Eriksen at Inter Milan and revealed his desire to sign him 


Antonio Conte has opened the door to a possible Tottenham return for Christian Eriksen after saying it would be ‘good opportunity’ to work together again.

Eriksen completed a remarkable recovery from his cardiac arrest in the summer when he joined Brentford on a six-month deal and he could be involved against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

The Dane left Spurs in 2020 after being signed by Conte at Inter Milan and the pair won the Serie A title together last season before Eriksen’s health scare at Euro 2020 ended his time in Italy prematurely.

Antonio Conte (above) is open to bringing Christian Eriksen back to Tottenham

Eriksen played for Spurs between 2013 and 2020

Antonio Conte (left) has revealed he is open to bringing Christian Eriksen (right) back to Spurs

Eriksen joined Brentford on a deal until June just months after his Euro 2020 cardiac arrest

Eriksen joined Brentford on a deal until June just months after his Euro 2020 cardiac arrest

Spurs head coach Conte, who revealed he met Eriksen by coincidence at a hotel they were both staying in last weekend, said there were no talks to bring the 29-year-old back to the north London club last month but things could be different in the summer.

‘Honestly I was surprised about the situation because in my mind, I thought Christian needed more time before coming back to play in England,’ Conte said.

‘For sure, Eriksen is part of Tottenham’s story. To come back here would be a good opportunity for him, for me, for the club. But now he’s signed for Brentford, only six months, and we’ll see what happens.

‘I was lucky because I met him on Sunday and it was good to speak with him. I saw him with his family and it was good. I’m the first person to be happy to see him again on the pitch because we spent a really good time at Inter Milan together.

Conte (left) worked with Eriksen (right) during an 18-month spell together at Inter Milan

Conte (left) worked with Eriksen (right) during an 18-month spell together at Inter Milan

‘We won the league, we spent two important seasons together. I wish him all the best for the future. And you don’t know what will happen. It would be good for me to have him again, to work together.’

Conte’s meeting with Eriksen, who made over 300 appearances for Spurs between 2012 and 2020, was by chance, but he enjoyed catching up with his former player.

‘It happened that I met him in the same hotel that we were both staying in,’ the Italian added. 

‘We were lucky to meet each other, we didn’t prepare the meeting. It was only a coincidence to see with him his family. But I repeat, it was great for me to see him with his family.’

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