A sensation report suggests that Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a summer raid on Tottenham for their Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen and ready to spend as much as £100 million to do so.
The Express say that the 26-year-old has been picked out by new coach Thomas Tuchel as key to his new project at the Parc des Princes and Qatari owners will back their man by spending to bring in whoever he targets.
Eriksen has become a key figure in Mauricio Pochettino’s team as the ex-Ajax man has continued his improvement year after year since moving to London five years ago.
This season has been one of his finest yet, with his return of 14 goals the best of his career to date, and that reflects that Tottenham cannot afford to let him go at any price.
Daniel Levy may be tempted to cash in on one of his most valuable assets, as his business model would usually suggest and particularly given that Eriksen cost a mere £12.5 million, but he and the club must have learned their lesson when selling Gareth Bale for a similar fee in the same summer that Eriksen joined.
Of the £120 million spent that summer to rebuild the squad in Bale’s absence, only Eriksen and Erik Lamela remain at the club and only Eriksen has lived up to expectations.
Such a mistake again now would not only be a major blow to the development of a young squad which relies on his creativity and consistency, for Dele Alli and Harry Kane in particular, but would also put Mauricio Pochettino’s future in doubt.
The coach has repeatedly hinted that he may have doubts over the next step in his career and the sale of one of his most important players would do little to convince him to remain in north London.