It is no secret that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen is likely to leave in the near future.
Whether that is in January or next summer remains to be seen. But Tottenham should try to sell the Denmark midfielder when the window opens in the new year.
Eriksen’s presence in the squad is potentially unsettling his team-mates given the extensive media coverage surrounding his future. His form has dipped and Spurs will want to avoid losing him for nothing.
If Tottenham do cash in this January, here are three potential replacements who need to be considered.
Spurs should have sold Eriksen and signed Fernandes when they had the chance in the summer. This can be fixed if Daniel Levy delivers the Sporting CP midfielder in January.
With nine goals and six assists in 17 games this season, the Portugal international is a constant threat. The 25-year-old could provide the spark that has been missing for Spurs this season.
Silky playmaker Maddison is thriving at Leicester City. With six goals and two assists this season, the England midfielder has lifted Leicester City to second in the league.
Meanwhile, Spurs are languishing in the bottom half and Eriksen is just not producing his magic. Maddison, 22, operates in a similar central role, picking passes, scoring goals and providing a threat with his set-piece deliveries.
According to 90min, Ziyech is Tottenham’s number one target to replace Eriksen in January. If Levy could bring the Ajax and Morocco star to North London this winter, it would be a potentially season-changing signing.
Ziyech is the ideal candidate to take over from Eriksen with his natural talent on the ball. The 26-year-old has six goals and 15 assists in 21 games this season, proving why he is so highly sought-after.