Former Tottenham Hotspur star Jamie O’Hara reckons Liverpool might try and sign wantaway midfielder Eriksen, stating he is the type of player they ‘need’.
Eriksen is set to leave Spurs this summer having recently admitted he wants a new challenge.
The Denmark international has had ample opportunities to sign a new deal with the north Londoners but has failed to do so.
He is now about to enter into the final year of his existing deal, and there is feeling that Spurs will attempt to cash in for big money while they still can.
The future of Eriksen is still unclear, with Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Juventus having all been linked.
One team that should be looking at him though is Liverpool in the eyes of O’Hara.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, the former midfielder, who came up through the youth ranks at Spurs, said (quoted by The Daily Star): “I’ve got a sneaky suspicion that they might try and take Eriksen from Tottenham as he’s in the last year on his deal.”
“He’s the type of player they need.”
Eriksen would be a sensational, but highly unlikely signing for Liverpool.
The Reds have a brilliant squad but arguably need a creative force in midfield.
Eriksen – who earns £75,000-a-week (Spotrac) – provides goals and assists, something that few of their current options can do consistently.
The former Ajax prospect would be a dream acquisition for Jurgen Klopp, but the reality is Liverpool won’t be spending big this summer, and Eriksen would not come cheap despite his contract situation.
Spurs are trying to get closer to Liverpool in the league – selling them Eriksen would only push them further away.