Paris Saint-Germain seemed a popular football club for the press yesterday, not only were Tottenham Hotspur linked with a free agent move for midfielder Adrien Rabiot (as covered), but another outlet had a player speculated to make the journey in the opposite direction for a reported £100million.
The Express of all places latched onto something to claim an exclusive and suggested that Christian Eriksen was a target this month for PSG and with their recent spending they were willing to cough up £100million for the 26-year-old Denmark international.
With the English permanent transfer window shut, the European window doesn’t close until the end of the month so we can probably get used to more stories like this – but I’ve picked this one out because it’s wrong on so many levels.
There’s not a single shred of proof behind their claims other than, he hasn’t yet signed a new deal like other players have when they got to the point of having two years left on their existing deals.
That’s your lot. That’s the proof apparently.
If Coutinho was £130 that makes Eriksen about £180m and that’s before Levy even gets involved so not even a chance.
— LDNTom86 (@LDNTom86) August 13, 2018
100m? And the rest.
— Tottenham Paul (@paulyboym1) August 13, 2018
Like we're going to sell him now????????????
— Mark Deamer (@LePortlyVintner) August 14, 2018
Spurs will not sell him
— Michael Burdon (@Woodlandmikey) August 14, 2018
If Levy sells Eriksen before August 31st as the papers are spinning to fund completion of the stadium, it will prove once and for all he doesn’t care about what happens on the pitch. #THFC
— Aaron Robinson (@Big_RobzTHFC) August 14, 2018
May be an all out #THFC fan revolt if Levy sells Eriksen
— Jack Potts (@Chr1sL0ve) August 14, 2018
Trust me with every thing that is going on today at spurs I don’t think Levy is stupid enough to sell a star player no matter how big the bid, he might consider a swap if someone could promise to finish the stadium in 2 weeks but we know that ain’t gonna happen!!!
— Jon flaherty (@flaz1969) August 14, 2018
You must be joking. So much more.
— Jill Lewis (@jilllewis33) August 14, 2018
Pleasing to see that some guff from a journalism canteen gets treated with the respect it deserves!
It won’t be the last one though.