Mauricio Pochettino reportedly had the chance to use Christian Eriksen in a swap deal but refused. According to The Daily Mail, Pochettino turned down the opportunity to swap Eriksen for Juventus star Paulo Dybala.
Eriksen has been a long-term Juventus target and has made it clear that he wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur. The Denmark midfielder only has one year left on his contract so his value will dip after the European window shuts.
While the Premier League window was still open, Tottenham tried to sign Dybala. The Argentina striker was a major target on deadline day but this fell through. However, it turns out there could have been another way to sign him.
If this report is accurate, Spurs and Juventus were mulling over a swap deal. This would have seen Dybala move to North London with Eriksen heading to the Serie A club in exchange.
Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to share their disappointment at this report. Here are some tweets from Spurs supporters who believe Pochettino made a mistake if this report is true.
If this is true, poch has made the biggest blunder of his career.
— Shreyas Rao (@Spurs_Shreyas) August 20, 2019
Surely not poch loosing his touch knowing a good player
— markmcallister (@markmac2004) August 20, 2019
Jesus poor decision by Poch if true
— Tron (@TronTromatic) August 20, 2019
If this is true I’m gonna be very upset. Why wouldn’t you swap these two elite players when Dybala genuinely wants to be a Spur and Eriksen doesn’t anymore
— MSU/Detroit Sports Daily (@daily_msu) August 20, 2019
Boy the amount of mistakes this club's management makes can fill a full book.
— cliff kobland (@drcliffk) August 20, 2019
That’s sad. It shows that Poch cares so much. We were all so excited for Dybala. He was more concerned about losing Eriksen than anything.
— Paul Savory (@SenorSavory) August 20, 2019