Tottenham are reportedly set to allow Christian Eriksen’s January exit as they look to cash in before his contract expires at the end of the season.
The latest team reportedly keen on the Danish international are French giants PSG. As reported by the Daily Mail, the French side are ready to sell Leandro Paredes and Julian Draxler in order to balance the books and bring in Tottenham’s wantaway star.
Which should surely have Daniel Levy clamouring for a swap deal?
Draxler would be a perfect recruit for Tottenham. His versatility and quality in the final third would be a huge benefit to Spurs and, according to some reports, Tottenham have been keen before.
In June, it was reported by the Daily Star that Tottenham were in the running to sign the £35 million German international. The Mirror claimed that he was on manager Mauricio Pochettino’s target list for potential improvements.
The reports even got a response from Draxler, who told Bild he had ‘no intention’ of leaving PSG in the summer.
That quickly ended any speculation regarding a potential move to Tottenham but his viewpoint might have changed in recent months.
Draxler, who has only played twice this season because of a foot injury, would be in serious risk of losing his first-team place if PSG did bring Eriksen to the French capital this winter.
Tottenham have a good relationship with PSG, having previously signed both Serge Aurier and Lucas Moura from the side. So there is no doubt a deal looks at least plausible.
Tottenham should, therefore, ask the question regarding a swap deal. With Eriksen’s contract expiring, it is hard to know just how much money they might now receive for the player. But bringing in a ready-made replacement? That would represent fairly good business from Levy.