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With Atletico reportedly wanting Eriksen, Tottenham should demand Koke in return

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With Atletico reportedly wanting Eriksen, Tottenham should demand Koke in return

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen is reportedly now being chased by Atletico Madrid.

According to The Evening Standard, Diego Simeone’s side have entered the race for the Real Madrid-linked Dane, who has entered into the final year of his contract with the north Londoners.

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Atleti have been hugely active so far this summer having already signed Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata, Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Renan Lodi, Ivan Saponjic, Nicolas Ibanez and Hector Herrera on a free.

The club are seemingly doing all they can to try and bridge the gap between themselves and Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Now they want Eriksen, and Spurs should perhaps use the interest as an opportunity to replace the Dane directly.

TBR’s view

Spurs should consider asking for the club to include Spanish midfielder Koke in any deal for Eriksen.

 

Koke, 27, is one of Atleti’s best players and also their captain.

He has been with them for the whole of his career so far, making 415 first-team appearances and scoring 40 goals, He’s also made 97 assists.

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The biggest draw with creative ace Koke is his impressive versatility – he is capable of playing anywhere in midfield and in several different systems. That would make him a huge asset for Mauricio Pochettino.

The 44-cap international was hailed as ‘an extraordinary footballer’ in 2014 by Spanish legend Xavi (via The Independent), which is further evidence of his quality.

If Spurs want to be shrewd, they should be demanding their top playmaker if Atleti want theirs.

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