Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty ImagesAccording to The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte is keen to sign Cristian Eriksen when he becomes a free agent at the end of next month. The Dane spent over seven years at Spurs and was absolutely incredible for them. He played 305 times for the North Londoners, scored 69 goals, provided 90 assists in all competitions, and played a big part in helping Tottenham become the dangerous side they were under Mauricio Pochettino. Eriksen, branded as ‘outstanding’ by Vitaly Janelt, left Spurs in January 2020 and joined Inter Milan, where he teamed up with Conte. Things weren’t always great between the pair, but they won the Scudetto there in the end, and the midfielder even scored on the final day of the campaign. 7 Greatest Premier League Managers of All TimeAfter what happened to Eriksen at the Euros, he couldn’t play in Italy anymore. He joined Brentford in January and showed the world he’s still a world-class player. Spurs want him back now.Tottenham ready to go against their transfer policy to sign EriksenTottenham are keen to add a midfielder who can progress the ball forward a lot quicker than the ones they have at the club. Spurs have been linked with a whole host of players for that role, but the report claims that Conte is keen to sign Eriksen. It’s usually a no-brainer to sign a player of the Dane’s quality, especially if he’s coming in on a free transfer. However, Eriksen’s return to Spurs goes completely against their transfer policy.Fabio Paratici and Tottenham’s hierarchy only prefer young players with a lot of potential whose value will go up considerably once they’re developed. Eriksen, who’s 30 already, will have a sell-on value that’s either minimal or zero if Spurs sign him this summer. That usually means a big NO from Tottenham’s bosses, but the report claims that exceptions will be made to their general transfer policy in exceptional circumstances, and signing Eriksen before the start of next season is viewed as one.Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty ImagesTBR View:Exceptions have to be made in exceptional circumstances, and Eriksen really is an exceptional player.No Spurs fan wanted the Dane to leave the club two years ago, and the sad thing for Spurs fans is that their club haven’t replaced him to this day. That has cost them at times, especially in games where their fearsome front three are kept quiet by the opposition.Even if Eriksen was not available, Spurs just had to find a player like the Dane to make them a much more dangerous side than they already are. Eriksen’s contract at Brentford will expire at the end of next month, and we don’t see a reason why Spurs shouldn’t bring him back.Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images Have something to tell us about this article?