West Ham are the only club to have made an approach for Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen, according to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera.

The midfielder is highly-sought after this month, with former club Tottenham supposedly interested along with Ajax.

Eriksen is available on loan but reportedly has “no offers” from any club except for West Ham.

The Denmark international first appeared on the Irons’ radar at the beginning of January, and though a new striker is a priority it seems Eriksen is also being lined up.

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Not the right fit

West Ham have made steady progress this season but a signing of Eriksen’s calibre would show our ambition this season.

Europa League qualification isn’t an unimaginable prospect since we sit three points off sixth place, and a big-name addition could provide a significant boost.

However, whether Eriksen is that player is another question.

Firstly, the 28-year-old could be an expensive outlay given his wages and the possible fee it would involve – all for just six months of service.

Some of that time would be spent on getting the Dane match fit, too, as he has made just nine appearances this term.

On top of that, his performances have declined over the last year, with just four goals and three assists since his move to Inter in January 2020.

West Ham cannot afford that luxury, particularly as David Moyes is still figuring out how to get the best out of Said Benrahma.

Instead, our focus must be on replacing Sebastien Haller, not signing a temporary fix who seems to be past his best.

In other West Ham news, the club has focused on attention on a new attacking transfer target.

 

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