Was the hiring of Jose Mourhino the right move for Tottenham?

By November 20, 2019
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  • Inter sign Eriksen from Tottenham Inter sign Eriksen from Tottenham

    Christian Eriksen has joined Inter in a move from Tottenham that is reportedly worth €20million.

    Eriksen, 27, arrived in Milan on Monday to pass his medical and sign a contract that will run to June 30, 2024, with the Serie A club announcing the completed transfer on Tuesday.

    The Denmark international spent six and a half years with Spurs but, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season, he had long been expected to leave.

    Despite links with Manchester United and Real Madrid, among others, Inter have managed to bring the playmaker to San Siro.

    In a statement in which they also announced the signing of Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal, Spurs said: "The club can also confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen after agreement was reached with FC Internazionale Milano for the Denmark international's transfer.

    "He made 305 appearances for us following his move from Ajax in August, 2013, and scored 69 times.

    "We wish Christian well for the future."

    With his future in question, Eriksen had spent the first part of the season in and out of the Spurs team – his 20 Premier League appearances split evenly between starts and substitute outings.

    His form unsurprisingly suffered as dip as a result as he mustered just two goals and two assists from those 20 games.

    Fans had become increasingly critical of Eriksen's performances in recent times, with Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho acknowledging last week that the Dane had not been at his best despite insisting his application in training remained positive.

    His form has not put off Inter, who will hope the signing helps to give them added impetus in the Serie A title race having fallen behind pacesetters Juventus since the turn of the year.

    Antonio Conte's men are three points adrift of Juve following three successive league draws, the latest a 1-1 result at home to Cagliari on Sunday.

    Eriksen is Inter's third signing of the month, with all three coming from Premier League sides following the arrivals of Ashley Young and Victor Moses from Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively.

  • Tottenham complete permanent Giovani Lo Celso signing on deal until 2025 Tottenham complete permanent Giovani Lo Celso signing on deal until 2025

    Tottenham have completed the permanent signing of Giovani Lo Celso, who has signed a contract until 2025.

    Spurs boss Jose Mourinho revealed on Saturday the club were poised to convert the 23-year-old's initial loan move from Real Betis into a full switch, saying the player's form had made it "an easy decision".

    The move was completed on Tuesday, just as the sale of Christian Eriksen to Inter was officially confirmed.

    "We are delighted to announce that we have exercised the option to convert the loan of Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis to a permanent transfer," read Tottenham's statement.

    "Gio has signed a contract with the club until 2025.

    "The midfielder has produced impressive performances after establishing himself in the team following a hip injury which restricted his playing time in the early part of his loan."

    A superb individual run from Lo Celso helped to set up Spurs' goal as Son Heung-min struck in the 1-1 FA Cup fourth-round draw against Southampton, a game in which he also had a goal disallowed.

    After the impressive performance, Mourinho had said: "It's not an obligation [to sign him], it's an option, but I think the boy is earning the decision. 

    "He's making an easy decision for the club to execute the option. Incredible evolution since I arrived.

    "Barely played a game [before I arrived], I think he played against Red Star Belgrade and with me it was a little bit difficult to come in the first few weeks.

    "But he understood what we wanted. Good learner, good kid and I think by himself he made the decision that the club is going to execute the option. That's normal, he earned it."

  • BREAKING NEWS: Inter sign Eriksen from Tottenham BREAKING NEWS: Inter sign Eriksen from Tottenham

    Christian Eriksen has joined Inter in a reported €20million from Tottenham, the Serie A club have announced.

    Eriksen, 27, arrived in Milan on Monday to pass his medical and sign a contract that will run to June 30, 2024.

    The Denmark international spent six and a half years with Spurs but, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season, he had long been expected to leave.

    Despite links with Manchester United and Real Madrid, among others, Inter have managed to bring the playmaker to San Siro.

    In a statement in which they also announced the signing of Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent deal, Spurs said: "The club can also confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen after agreement was reached with FC Internazionale Milano for the Denmark international's transfer.

    "He made 305 appearances for us following his move from Ajax in August, 2013, and scored 69 times.

    "We wish Christian well for the future."

    With his future in question, Eriksen had spent the first part of the season in and out of the Spurs team – his 20 Premier League appearances split evenly between starts and substitute outings.

    His form unsurprisingly suffered as dip as a result as he mustered just two goals and two assists from those 20 games.

    Fans had become increasingly critical of Eriksen's performances in recent times, with Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho acknowledging last week that the Dane had not been at his best despite insisting his application in training remained positive.

    His form has not put off Inter, who will hope the signing helps to give them added impetus in the Serie A title race having fallen behind pacesetters Juventus since the turn of the year.

    Antonio Conte's men are three points adrift of Juve following three successive league draws, the latest a 1-1 stalemate at home to Cagliari on Sunday.

    Eriksen is Inter's third signing of the month, with all three coming from Premier League sides following the arrivals of Ashley Young and Victor Moses from Manchester United and Chelsea, respectively.

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