Barcelona’s star defender feels a move for the Danish playmaker would make a lot of sense and feels a move could happen in the summer.
Barcelona have been busy ahead of what looks like a vital summer window. Repeated links to Antoine Griezmann have continued to do the rounds, and now Don Balon report that Christian Eriksen could make a move to the Catalan side in the summer.
One of the players currently at Camp Nou, Gerard Pique, will be a happy man if Eriksen decides on a summer move to Barca. Pique feels the Danish star will be ready to push through a move and believes Tottenham would not become a stumbling block if Eriksen wishes to move on.
Repeated links to Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann have done little damage to Barcelona following other targets. With nothing so far agreed with the French superstar, Pique and others at Barcelona feel Eriksen could be the player they need more than Griezmann.
Barcelona’s primary target this summer has been Atletico attacker Griezmann, but in the scenario that the Frenchman does not sign, Pique feels Barca should look to sign Eriksen and strengthen the team’s core. Eriksen would represent as the best possible replacement for the departed Andries Iniesta.
Christian Eriksen has been linked in the past with a move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs for some time now, especially since his breakthrough years to become one of Tottenham’s most important players. There is no shortage of interest in the Dane, as Real Madrid, Barcelona and even Liverpool are interested in making a move for the former Ajax midfielder.
A quest for more success on the pitch, trophies and the chance to represent one of the most prominent and most influential clubs in the world might turn Eriksen’s head away from Spurs. There is also the feeling that clubs like Barcelona come only once in a while offering the chance to the selected players to be a part of them, and Eriksen reportedly does not want to miss out on that chance.
In the scenario that Barcelona launch a move for Eriksen, there is a feeling that he will move on from Spurs. In all this while, has been one of the most consistent players for Tottenham, in the previous season alone he helped Spurs with a top-four finish, scoring 14 goals and laying down 13 assists in all competitions. Overall, Eriksen has represented Tottenham in 226 games and scoring 56 goals in the process.
Eriksen’s loss to Barcelona or any other team would be a big blow for Spurs, but despite the interest of numerous clubs, the Dane won’t come cheap. Chairman Daniel Levy is a known figure around the football world as a hard man, and it will take a long time to convince him to let go of Eriksen in the first place, let alone the price tag Levy might place on him.