It was clear that Paris Saint-Germain was in desperation mode over the latter stages of the recent summer transfer window. The club had multiple needs in multiple positions, including in the midfield. PSG was linked with many midfielders over the transfer window, but the club wound up signing Danilo Pereira on a loan deal and Rafinha via a permanent transfer move. But the club also had in mind on adding another surprise signing to its midfield.
PSG pondered a loan move for current Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to a report from the Italian-based outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport (via TuttoMercatoWeb). PSG contacted Inter to inquire about Eriksen and possibly signing the talent for at the least a season-long loan deal. Atletico Madrid and Hertha Berlin also joined PSG in its interest in Eriksen.
However, Inter was not interested in agreeing to any loan move for Eriksen. The club only considered offloading the talent on a permanent transfer move, which PSG clearly had no budget available to orchestrate such a deal considering that it signed three players on loan deals and another on a free transfer over the recent window.
PSG’s reported pursuit of Eriksen is an intriguing one. The club was in need of a midfielder, but it was also seeking one who could drop back in play and exert an influence in the defense as well. Eriksen is an attacking midfielder who vastly influences play more on-ball than he does off of it.
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