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‘To work again with him is fantastic opportunity’

ANTONIO CONTE has dropped a big hint that Tottenham could try to re-sign Christian Eriksen this summer.

The ex-Spurs midfielder, now at Brentford, takes on his old club on Saturday in the Premier League.

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Tottenham fans want Brentford star Christian Eriksen back in the summerCredit: PA
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is open to a reunion with ex-Inter Milan ace Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is open to a reunion with ex-Inter Milan ace Christian EriksenCredit: EPA

Eriksen, 30, has been in sensational form with the Bees since joining on a six-month deal in January, half a year on from suffering a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at last summer’s Euros.

He is set to be a free agent in the summer and many Spurs supporters would love to see him return to the club where he spent seven seasons in the 2010s.

Conte won Serie A with Eriksen last season at Inter Milan so knows his strengths inside out.

Asked if Spurs re-signing Eriksen is a possibility, the Italian told Sky Sports: “For sure, to work again with Christian is a fantastic opportunity. 

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“I enjoyed the time we spent together in Inter Milan, despite the first time he didn’t play regularly with me.

“But then when I understood what I wanted about him then he played. We won together a title, the league in Italy.

“When you have this type of player, a great player, a good man, I think every manager, every coach, likes to work with them.”

Eriksen joined Tottenham from Ajax in 2013 and went on to amass a total of 69 goals and 90 assists in 305 appearances.

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The attacking midfielder left the North Londoners in 2020 for Inter where he registered eight goals and three assists in 60 matches.

The Denmark international has been sensational at Brentford with one goal and two assists in only six games so far.

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