Christian Eriksen reveals why Tottenham return failed to materialise before long-awaited Man United move

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Christian Eriksen reveals why Tottenham return failed to materialise before long-awaited Man United move
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Christian Eriksen insists that a return to Tottenham was never truly on the cards this summer, before he signed for Manchester United.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs were strongly linked with the Dane after he left Brentford but he has now revealed that the Red Devils were the frontrunners for his signature from an early stage.

“It was only talk,” he told MEN of the potential move back to Tottenham.

“They never really came with anything so it wasn't really a thing for me to go back to Tottenham at the time and Man United were very early on, very positive and I had good conversations.

“It was very positive from the first few phone calls already and the club felt like they wanted me, so it was on for a long time.”

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Eriksen’s United switch was a long time coming after talks with Louis van Gaal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho about a possible move under previous regimes.

“Even at Spurs, I spoke to every manager who's been here at Man United to see what the situation was,” he noted.

“But I was at Spurs at the time and I really couldn't see myself playing in another English team at that time. I went abroad and went to Inter.

“It's been spoken about. For me, it wasn't the [right] timing, it wasn't there and I was at a place at Spurs for a long time and I wanted to try something abroad and I went to Inter and ended up having a lovely time.”

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