Latest reports from the Calciomercato suggest that Juventus are set to target Christian Eriksen in January whose most recent contract talks with Tottenham Hotspur turned out to be unfruitful. The Danish midfielder has his contract at the North London club until 2020, but his reluctance to accept a new deal could mean that the player is looking for a move-out.
The influential playmaker has had an under-par season so far, but we believe that had a lot to do with his injury problems this season. At his best, the 26-year-old is one of the best playmakers in the league and has been a telling presence for Pochettino in midfield in the past 3-4 years.
Reports also suggest that the Old Lady are interested in him after injuries to the midfielders hit their squad. It is believed that Paul Pogba is on top of the list but because of financial reasons, the French midfielder could be out of bounds. One can understand why someone like Eriksen might be attracted to move away from the club as currently he is in his prime and would like to win some major trophies in his career.
Spurs have definitely grown as a club under Pochettino and have established themselves firmly as a top 4 club in the recent past, but they don’t seem to have enough in them to take the next big step and challenge for a major title. With the new stadium coming up, budgets must be tight, and as a result, the north London club didn’t sign anyone in the summer whereas all their major rivals strengthened up big time.
They also seem to be heading out early from the Champions League after getting a tough group, and someone like Eriksen’s head might turn when a club of Juventus’ calibre comes after him. In the 9 games in the Premier League this season, he is yet to find the back of the net and Pochettino would hope that he can have his Dane firing soon. At just 26, he has racked up 85 appearances for his national side and looks good for many more in the future.
We don’t often see a natural out and out no.10 like Eriksen in modern day football and the Old lady would have to cough up big money to land him. However, given that he is still in his prime, Spurs would be hoping to get him to agree on a new deal and extend his stay in London. However, all said and done it could be tough for the attacking midfielder to turn down an approach if a bid is made from the Serie A heavyweights.