This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
According to Sports witness via the Monday print edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere dello SportInter Milan have identified an exchange between Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek as a ‘dream deal’.
Corriere dello Sport reports that Antonio Conte’s team is interested in a bold loan swap with Manchester United involving creative midfielders in the January transfer window.
The deal, which would be so difficult to pull off that Corriere dello Sport described it as a kind of ‘fantasy football’ move, would see both places traded on loan deals until the end of the season.
It is added that the Red Devils have high hopes for Van de Beek going forward, despite the Dutchman’s troubled start since he arrived this summer, so they would not consider a permanent outing for the ace.
Van de Beek was hired for an initial fee of £ 35 million from Ajax this summer, and the deal also includes another £ 5 million in potential add-ons, according to BBC Sport.
The Dutch international has started just eight of his 19 appearances in all competitions, with just two starts since the beginning of his 10 Premier League appearances.
Van de Beek has shown promise in a couple of these shows, but given that many of his league outings last around 20 minutes or less, that’s really not enough time to make his case as a starter.
Unfortunately, the Dutchman’s style just doesn’t fit the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing the team at the moment.
There is simply no room for another playmaker like Van de Beek in a team led in the final third by Bruno Fernandes, especially since Fred and Scott McTominay are the main central midfield association, with the duo in place to offer protection to a defending. which has seemed unstable in the past.
On the Eriksen front, Inter sealed the end of the Dane’s nightmare of time at Tottenham by recruiting the star for a £ 16.9 million fee in January, according to BBC Sport.
However, the high-profile transfer of the attacking midfielder has proven to be a nightmare, Eriksen has now fallen out of favor, and Inter apparently hope to ditch the star in January.
Eriksen started just 11 of his 26 appearances after heading to the San Siro last season, and this season he looks to finish the same way with five starts in 12 starts.
Eriksen, who broke the Premier League for years with Spurs after starring in Ajax as Van de Beek, just doesn’t seem to fit into Conte’s tactical style.
The star is also a high-profile and likely high-earning player who will simply be used as an alternate option, so perhaps Inter want Eriksen to leave mid-season.
Corriere dello Sport adds that Inter have been interested in Van de Beek since his days at Ajax.
Both teams rank second in their national leagues and are firmly on the distance from establishing themselves as serious contenders for the titles, a trade like this could offer teams exactly the type of player they need to advance into the second half of the season. . .