Tottenham Hotspur will feel disappointed after failing to get the better of Manchester United at Old Trafford recently in the Premier League, as that looks to have ended their title pursuit.
The North London side have struggled to ensure consistency in recent times, having lost two of their last three Premier League fixtures, so improvements are desperately needed.
Although, it looks as if Mauricio Pochettino may have to wave goodbye to one of his star men, Christian Eriksen, as AS have reported that a new deal for the Danish international looks unlikely.
Indeed, if Spurs’ recent spending history is anything to go by then Pochettino will need to delve into the club’s youth system in order to find a replacement.
Christian Eriksen has been one of the standout performers for Spurs throughout his time in the English capital, as well as establishing himself as one of the best attackers in the Premier League, so it will be almost impossible to replace him if he continues to decide against signing a new deal.
However, the North London club have produced a number of promising youth products over the years, including Harry Winks, who is now a regular starter under Mauricio Pochettino.
So, one player who could be tasked with making the step up to replace Eriksen is Kazaiah Sterling. The 20-year-old has the versatility to operate in behind the striker, which is a position that the Dane has taken up behind Harry Kane on a number of occasions.
Sterling has the ability to find the back of the net having produced four goals in eight appearances this season, and with pace and tricks also in his locker, he could definitely fill the void.
Another player who could step up to the plate is Oliver Skipp. He has already been involved in the first-team ranks this season, having featured in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.
Skipp is a very similar player to Eriksen in many ways as his main attributes are his vision, passing and dribbling ability, so he should be able to provide the cutting edge in midfield and the final third. But, Skipp has been utilised as more of a central midfielder, which has been Eriksen’s roles at times, so that aspect would also be covered.
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