Report: Newcastle accept Eriksen is more likely to join Tottenham
Newcastle United are very interested in signing Christian Eriksen this summer, but accept that he is currently more likely to join Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report from The Northern Echo.
Eriksen is looking set to become a free agent. The Northern Echo reports that Brentford are growing resigned to losing the Dane after he initially agreed a short-term deal with the Bees.
Tottenham want to bring the attacking midfielder back to the club. But they face plenty of competition – with Newcastle also eyeing a free transfer.
The Magpies are said to be working with a fairly limited budget this summer. The Telegraph reported on Monday that Eddie Howe will have up to £100 million to spend. So it is no surprise that Eriksen appeals to the Toon.
Unfortunately for Newcastle, they are not optimistic. The Northern Echo reports that both Spurs and Manchester United have held more serious talks with Eriksen.
And thus, Newcastle accept that they are less likely to sign the 30-year-old.
Newcastle accept Eriksen is more likely to join Tottenham
Newcastle’s stance perhaps highlights the importance of Tottenham sneaking into fourth spot in the Premier League this past season.
Obviously, Spurs keeping Antonio Conte looked to be huge for the club. But also booking their ticket to the Champions League is bound to help them convince targets to pick them over other admirers.
Eriksen is an ‘amazing‘ player and he has proved that he still has a huge amount to offer at the highest level.
It would be fantastic to see him continue his career in the Premier League. But it seems that Newcastle are not too optimistic about winning the race for his signature.
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