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Potential consequences: Manchester City move for Christian Eriksen

Potential consequences: Manchester City move for Christian Eriksen

Manchester City already have a plethora of top-quality midfielders but adding further strength in depth will only improve their chances of retaining the Premier League crown.

Pep Guardiola and City tend to be quiet in the January transfer window. However, to really strengthen their bid to catch and overtake Liverpool, as well as continuing to challenge across the other three fronts they are involved in, a remarkable incoming may be enough to help sway the League title back in City’s favour.

AS report that City have shown interest in Eriksen before, and that could resurface with the Danish international having under 18 months now left on his current deal.

If he fails to sign a new contract, then Tottenham Hotspur could look to get a favourable sum in the near future, before it gradually decreases as it nears the end of his deal.

With that being said, here are the possible consequences of Eriksen’s move…

Kevin De Bruyne moves deeper

It is evident De Bruyne and Eriksen are very similar players- both like to be on the ball, looking to create a chance from anywhere on the pitch, using their vision of movement and runs alongside a vicious eye for goal.

Given that City do not have another clear-cut option in the number six role when Fernandinho is out, De Bruyne could potentially be moulded into that player with Eriksen being another option at number eight. The Belgian has moved to that role when the holding midfielder in that game was substituted before, for example, in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg win against Bristol City, so it can be done.

He certainly has the technical and physical capabilities, as well as the intelligence to perform the role, the only question is whether it would make the best use of his talent on the pitch but Guardiola will be the best judge of that.

Phil Foden blocked again

Given the numerous options City have in central-midfield, it looked as if Foden would struggle for game time this year, however, Guardiola stuck to his word in treating him as a first-team player, using him in 17 games so far this season.

If Eriksen was to come in, that would only make Foden’s pathway to the first-team even tougher as with so many players to please, Foden may, unfortunately, suffer as a result of that.

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