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Report: Pochettino could beat Tottenham to 28-year-old’s signature, by sanctioning swap

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Report: Pochettino could beat Tottenham to 28-year-old’s signature, by sanctioning swap

Eurosport reporter Dean Jones claims soon-to-be announced Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino could form a reunion with Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen by sanctioning a swap deal – and pipping Tottenham to his signature.

Pochettino is expected to be announced as PSG’s new boss imminently, following the sacking of German gaffer Thomas Tuchel – who has remained in the hotseat at PSG since early 2018. Pochettino played for PSG during his playing career.

Now, reports are already turning to his January transfer targets and 28-year-old Eriksen could be among them – with the Dane struggling at the San Siro under Antonio Conte. CalcioMercato claim Tottenham and Arsenal are interested.

 

The report from Eurosport states that while Spurs are keen, Pochettino could win the race for Eriksen. He intends to sanction a move for the ex-Ajax man by offering Inter Milan a swap deal – sending Argentine Leandro Paredes the other way.

(Photo by Marco Luzzani – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

TBR’s view – PSG need a player like Eriksen, Tottenham certainly do not

Spurs boast Tanguy Ndombele, Gio Lo Celso and then Dele Alli all vying for the same spot in Jose Mourinho’s side. There is only space for one, hence the rotation between Lo Celso and Ndombele and the lack of game time for Dele.

So, Spurs do not need to bring Eriksen back to North London. PSG, however, need a 10 – hence their links to Eriksen and indeed, Dele. Pochettino should be allowed to win the Eriksen race, rather than Tottenham trying to beat Pochettino to the punch.

This is, of course, if Pochettino does indeed become the new manager of PSG.

(Photo by Claudio Villa – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

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