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Nabil Fekir would be a wonderful Christian Eriksen replacement for Tottenham

Nabil Fekir would be a wonderful Christian Eriksen replacement for Tottenham

Tottenham made history by becoming the first team to go an entire transfer window without signing a player since it was created in 2003.

While their rivals strengthened significantly, Spurs decided they were happy with their squad and decided not to open their chequebook. Instead, the Lilywhites focused on tying down their key players to new long-term contracts. Mauricio Pochettino committed his future to the club as well as skipper Harry Kane.

Despite a deal being on the table, Christian Eriksen is yet to put pen to paper on his new terms. According to reports, Paris St Germain are looking to take advantage of the situation and bring him to France. The Express suggest the Parisians will launch a £100m bid to lure the Danish playmaker to Ligue 1.

Should Eriksen leave, Tottenham should launch an ambitious bid for Lyon playmaker – Nabil Fekir. Valued at £54m by Transfermarkt, the World Cup winner was pursued by Liverpool all summer before the move collapsed following concerns over a previous knee injury. The Reds eventually dropped their interest which could open the door for Tottenham to steal a march.

Losing Eriksen would be a huge blow to the Lilywhites, but Fekir would replace the creativity Tottenham would lose. Fekir notched eight assists in the French league last season as well as hitting 18 goals. Partnering the Frenchman with Kane would mean goals galore at Spurs’ new stadium.

At just 25-years-old, Fekir’s best years are ahead of him and working with Pochettino could do wonders for his development. If Eriksen departs, Fekir needs to be signed.

Tottenham fans, thoughts?

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