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Opinion: Tottenham could land the next Christian Eriksen with deal for Hannes Wolf

Opinion: Tottenham could land the next Christian Eriksen with deal for Hannes Wolf

Tottenham Hotspur have been graced with the presence of one of the Premier League’s most talented playmakers in Christian Eriksen, but a recent report suggests that Daniel Levy is plotting a bid for a talented wonderkid who has the potential to emulate the great Dane. 

Tottenham’s midfield magician has consistently amazed supporters with his genius vision and game-changing quality since he signed for the club in 2013.

Mauricio Pochettino has been widely credited for the extent of Tottenham’s progress in recent years, and rightly so, but without Eriksen providing creativity and guile in midfield it’s unlikely that the club would have established themselves as one of the Premier League’s elite clubs.

At 26-years-old Eriksen is hardly in need of replacing, but Daniel Levy will be acutely aware of the pressing need to sign a player to follow in his footsteps in the event that he refuses to extend his current contract, which expires in 2020.

With that being said, it is of little surprise that Spurs are reportedly one of four clubs monitoring the situation of RB Salzburg star, Hannes Wolf, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 19-year-old is still operating within the early stages of his development, but his total return of 16 goals and 18 assists from 70 appearances for the Austrian giants suggests that he possesses the potential to go right to the very top of European football.

Wolf has been a mainstay in Salzburg’s attacking midfield both domestically and in Europe this season, and the fact he is already making a decisive impact in the Europa League should silence those sceptics who believe his record in Austria must be taken with a pinch of salt.

Standing at 5’10” and boasting a lean physique, Wolf’s physical presence is comparable to that of Eriksen.

His playing style, however, has one key difference: Both Eriksen and Wolf are at their scintillating best in a number ten role, but Wolf’s dynamism gives him an advantage in wide positions.

But that can only be viewed as a positive factor to consider for Pochettino, as Wolf’s versatility will help him to slot into Tottenham’s free-flowing system.

Wolf has also been praised for his immense work-ethic on the field of play, something which Eriksen is practically renowned for in north London, and that will certainly be giving Pochettino reason to believe that the 19-year-old can transfer his form from Austria to England.

If Tottenham can fend off competition and win the race for Wolf’s signature, the Lilywhites faithful might just be looking at the next Eriksen.

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