West Ham are unlikely to sign Inter Milan attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen during the January transfer window, according to insider ExWHUemployee.
Reports in Italy have suggested that the Hammers made a formal approach for the former Spurs player but it is believed that any switch to the London Stadium would be difficult due to the player’s wage demands.
Eriksen has also been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain and supporters on Twitter believe it was always a long shot trying to snap up the Danish international:
— #GSBOUT (@samogle23) December 31, 2020
Well that would be an unexpected turn… who’d have thought that would of been the case
— Dan (@DanDigits) December 30, 2020
Thank god 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— ⚒ Hammers ⚒🏴🇬🇧 (@RobertM57362312) December 30, 2020
As if we'd get close to getting him. Would be at least 10 bigger and better clubs in front of us in the queue
— Adam Peek (@CrouchingPeeky) December 30, 2020
You don’t say……⚒
— Kurt Olsen (@KurtOlsen10) December 30, 2020
Also we don't need that position, central midfield, left wing back and striker please
— Stuart Dillon #GSBout (@StuartDillon1) December 30, 2020
Yeah I’d love to have him but we have way bigger priorities. Desperately need cover for Rice and Soucek and an alternative to Haller if Antonio gets injured again. Fornals, Benrahma and Lanzini can all play the role that Eriksen does at a decent level
— Will Hardwick 🍀 (@WillHardwick4) December 30, 2020
To be honest, West Ham don’t really have space for a number 10 anyway, considering that manager David Moyes has mostly played a 3-4-3 formation for the majority of the season.
He has been employing a 4-3-3 system more often in recent weeks, but even then, he does have other options to call upon, such as Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini or even Said Benrahma if he wants to use a playmaker.