Tottenham Hotspur may find themselves down a world-class playmaker in the next couple of months, with the future of Christian Eriksen still uncertain.
Eriksen revealed his desire to leave Spurs to the Danish press earlier this month, stating that he was looking for a step up and a new challenge (Ekstra Bladet).
Since joining Tottenham from Ajax, Eriksen has quickly developed into one of the best attacking midfielders and assisters in world football.
If Spurs stood any chance of replacing him with like-for-like skill, they would have to invest in a big name indeed.
One man who has been linked with a potential, but surprising, move to Tottenham is Barcelona playmaker, Philippe Coutinho.
The ex-Liverpool star has hardly taken to life in Barcelona, but this isn’t his first spell in Spain. In fact, he impressed during a one season loan spell at Espanyol while still at Inter Milan. And, who did he play under? You guessed it, Mauricio Pochettino.
South American football expert, Tim Vickery, has now claimed that a Spurs bid would be unlikely but a move to North London would be ‘interesting’ for Coutinho.
Vickery said (Sky Sports News): “There is another Tottenham connection here, Philippe Coutinho was picked up by Inter Milan as a young man and really struggled there and they practically gave him away for free to Liverpool.
“There was one place he did shine before coming to England and that was at Espanyol under Mauricio Pochettino.
“I’m not sure Tottenham would be prepared to spend the amount of money it would take to bring him to London, but there’s that connection, the fact he shone under Pochettino, that makes that an interesting one.”
What do you think, should Spurs go for him if they sell Eriksen?
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