If you believe everything you read in the media, you would probably have thought Christian Eriksen was on his way out of Tottenham for the last three years or so. In fact, the opposite has happened. Eriksen signed a new deal with the new title challengers in 2016 and his since only reinforced his relationship with the club.
Though where before we only had talk of a potential move in the general sense, according to reports from The Mail, Barcelona, with their efforts to sign Philippe Coutinho ultimately coming to nothing, the Catalonian giants have regrouped and are now very serious about signing the Danish hero come this January.
During his time at Spurs, Eriksen has always been a fan favourite, the last man standing from the infamous ‘Bale money’, he has provided the most assists of any player in the last two seasons combined, with 28.
Though he isn’t the most consistent player, his name catches the headlines when it matters. Scoring a hat-trick to put his country through to Russia in this year’s world-cup play offs, Eriksen seems to be reaching new heights and it’s exactly performances like these that affirm the interest of clubs such as Barcelona.
It will no doubt be a big ask, plucking Eriksen from the tight grasp of Mauricio Pochettino and the astute Daniel Levy who both know how crucial it is to keep the Dane, for the fans and the club as a whole; he must be third or fourth on the hypothetical list of players that must not be sold, behind only Kane, Alli and Alderweireld perhaps.
With Neymar now a distant memory in Barcelona, fans are in desperate need of some fresh blood and with the recent signing of Paulinho being far from what they are used to, ironically also a ‘Bale money’ signing, Eriksen could do a better job than most at bridging Barcelona’s gap between what the fans expect and what they are currently being served.