The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern have been deeply concerned by rumours linking Harry Kane with a move away from the club this season, but he is not the only player who is likely to be attracting interest from rival clubs in the summer.
Harry Kane’s rise from a relatively unknown youngster coming through the ranks to one of the most lethal strikers in world football has been a remarkable journey which has naturally attracted interest around the world. The 24-year-old’s performances have played an integral role in Tottenham’s progress in recent years, but he couldn’t have enjoyed the success he has reached without The Lilywhites chief play-maker, namely Christian Eriksen (valued at £63 million by Transfermarkt).
It seems that Eriksen has been playing football at the top level for quite some time now, so the fact he has only just turned 26 is a testament to his ability. The Danish international is yet to have a quiet season since moving to Tottenham from Ajax in 2013, as he has consistently delivered performances of the highest quality throughout his career in North-London.
His displays have deservedly earned him praise of the highest esteem from fans and pundits alike, so there’s no doubt that rival clubs will be interested in both Kane and Eriksen this summer. If a European heavyweight (and Barcelona have been linked in the Spanish outlet El Gol Digital) comes calling for his signature then Pochettino will have a job on his hands convincing Eriksen to stay at the club, but it’s something he simply has to do to keep Tottenham on an upward trajectory.
Although it’s unlikely that Eriksen would be open to a move to a European rival, Pochettino must ensure that his indispensable number ten remains at the club this summer. At this moment in time Spurs should be looking to mount a title challenge next season, but without Eriksen they will almost certainly finish outside the top-four.
Eriksen’s plethora of playmaking qualities are difficult to come by in European football, especially in the current transfer market which is characterised by astronomically inflated prices. With that being said, it is imperative that Tottenham do whatever it takes to convince him to stay at the club this summer, as he represents something of an irreplaceable talent.
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