Chelsea rejected the chance to sign Inter Milan attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen in the summer, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
It is believed that the Nerazzurri were willing to part ways with the Danish international, despite only snapping him up from Tottenham last January, but fans on Twitter don’t think it was much of a loss losing out on the playmaker:
we don't need finished players like him
— #6 (@CFCRaden) October 14, 2020
dont need him
— rival fans in the mud (@chelskyyy) October 14, 2020
Shows our ambition
— Raf (@CFC_Raf) October 14, 2020
We don't need him coz he will flop like bakayoko and Drinkwater
— Blessed Nathan (@BlessedNathan4) October 14, 2020
— Tolu (@tvlu_ad) October 14, 2020
We are packed up in mildfield already
— Bmox (@Bmox22) October 14, 2020
@hadheyhemor We don't need him but l still feel for the guy. I wanted him to succeed at Intermilan 😂😂😂😂
— Taskagee (@Taskagee) October 14, 2020
His attitude destroyed his career… 3 years ago who would have thought Eriksen would be at this point.
— Vⵠ𝐆ⵠⲃ⁰𝐍ⅅ 𝗦⁰ປ┕ (CFC) 💙 (@_waheed_96) October 14, 2020
— Zipp (@CFCZipp) October 14, 2020
Considering that the Blues already have the likes of Kai Havertz and Mason Mount who can play in the number 10 role, it is not a surprise that the club turned down the opportunity to sign Eriksen. The club’s priorities lie in other areas of the pitch, with the focus in January likely to be on signing a holding midfielder like West Ham’s Declan Rice.
In any case, Eriksen’s form after leaving Spurs has dropped alarmingly. Since moving to Italy, the 28-year-old has scored just four goals and provided three assists in 28 appearances.