Date: 30th May 2018 at 7:00pm
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Real Madrid have joined Barcelona in keeping tabs on Christian Eriksen, according to Marca.

The newspaper reports the Spanish club see the Danish international as an ideal replacement for Luka Modric, although it’s unlikely they will make a move for the playmaker this summer.

However, Catalan publication Sport reports Barca will look at making a bid for Eriksen if they fail to land Antoine Griezmann. The La Liga side are looking at a replacement for Andre Iniesta but they may use Phillipe Coutinho in a deeper role if the French forward arrives.

If their attempts to land the Atletico star fail, the club have prepared a list of alternatives with our no.23 said to be heading the list.

With all that being said though, the likelihood is that Eriksen will sign a new deal and stay with us. The Evening Standard reports that the midfielder is among six players prepared to commit to new contracts following Mauricio Pochettino’s own decision to remain at the club until 2023.


7 Replies to “Spurs Midfield Maestro The Subject Of Interest from Two La Liga Giants”

  • I can see why they’d be interested in Eriksen: most productive season, I think, and only just coming into his prime years.

    If Coutinho is worth £146m then C.E. has to be worth a similar amount, and a good World Cup is likely to cement those prices.

    Hopefully, he’ll be signing a new contract this summer, along with the rest of our spine, and a few new faces for 2018/19.

  • A straight up swap of CE for Bale if RM agree to pay Bale’s wages? lol. (can Bale play in the same positon as CE? He probably could, but only on the pitch for half of the matches.)

  • CE seems a calculated person and with 2yrs left on his contract is in control of what happens. I hope he stays and signs a new deal, however, it wouldn’t surprise me if he did leave for RM/ Barca in the future. One thing is for sure, he would play in a 433 at Barca/RM which will bring out the best in him, unlike the hybrid role he currently plays under MP.

  • We need to tie Eriksen down. Would be a massive sign of intent. He is good enough to play for all the big teams now.

  • There’s no other player like Eriksen available. Think about what he does for Spurs:

    1) Runs marathons – he’s been proven by the stats men to cover the most miles in the Prem over a 3 or 4 year period. It’s no coincidence that he keeps finding space on the pitch to be creative and keeps getting important interceptions defensively.

    2) Goals and assists – he has so far surpassed guys like Modric and VDV in Spurs colours. 16 goals 12 assists last season and 15 goals and 24 assists the season proves he has found that consistency that barely any other player has in the Prem. Also worth noting that like Modric, we only ever see direct assists reported. Think how many times he plays the assist of the assist.

    3) Team play – you can’t quantify this but most people would agree that he makes other players around him play better. Well perhaps you can if you take him out of the side. We’ve seen that on a few occasions where we look rudderless. I watched us as we lost key midfielders this season. Whilst brainless guys like Sissoko spend a load of time running up the right wing doing their own thing it is Eriksen that goes into auto-pilot and drops in with Dier or Wanyama to play orthodox centre midfielder for a few mins.

    The challenge Spurs would have if we lost him is that we would never find another player in our price range that can do all of that. It’s also why Levy has to get him to sign a new contract. If he does that, we’ll be talking upwards of £150m for him in the future. If he refuses to sign, that won’t end well.

  • Crunch time then Muttley. Imagine him running down his contract? Would be a nightmare.

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