Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has opened the door to re-signing Christian Eriksen this summer.
Conte revealed he met his former Inter Milan midfielder Eriksen on Sunday shortly after the Dane arrived back in London to begin training with his new club Brentford.
Eriksen joined the Bees on a six-month deal on deadline day, eight months after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.
Conte insisted that Spurs did not consider re-signing Eriksen on a free transfer in January but hinted at the intriguing possibility of an approach in future, with the 29-year-old due to be out of contract again at the end of the season when he may have proved his form and fitness with the Bees.
Asked by the London Evening Standard if he had discussed re-signing Eriksen with the club in January, Conte said: “No, honestly no.
“I was surprised about the situation because in my mind, honestly, I thought Christian needed more time before coming back to play in England.
“For sure, Eriksen is part of Tottenham’s story. To come back here would be a good opportunity for him, for me and for the club.
“But now he’s signed for Brentford. Only six months, and we’ll see what happens.
“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. 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 again.”
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