Former pro claims Spurs star would fit like an arse in a bucket at new club

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Former Denmark international Stig Tofting has urged Christian Eriksen to join Bayern Munich ahead of Real Madrid.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder revealed at the end of last season that he wanted to leave North London to seek a new challenge and admitted that he would welcome interest from Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).

Eriksen is out of contract at the end of the season and can open discussions with European clubs in January and agree a pre-contract which would see him walk away as a free agent following the conclusion of the current campaign.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid on a frequent basis over the past few months but a move has failed to materialise (Marca).

Tofting, who played for Bolton during his career claimed that Eriksen would not be suited to becoming a ‘Galactico’ in Madrid and instead would a better fit at the Bundesliga giants.

“I’d rather see Christian at Bayern Munich,” he told Sport 1. “For Real Madrid, he would have to sell a huge number of jerseys and he’s not such a glamour boy.

“In Madrid, a powerful man sits at the calculator thinking: ‘How much does Eriksen cost and how many jerseys can he sell?’

“Christian is not the big superstar, he’s not big-gestured, he doesn’t want to be the centre of attention, he’s not a [Paul] Pogba. He’s very introverted and down to earth. He lets his feet speak.”

He added:  “For me, Christian is currently the best Danish player in the world and he’s the biggest talent in Denmark since Michael Laudrup,” 

“Even if he does not have a good day he still plays at a high level, as he has repeatedly demonstrated at Tottenham.

“He’s not free in the head right now, but if Real deals with you, it does something to a player.

“I think he should decide for Bayern, which he fits like an arse in a bucket!”

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  1. I must confess I’ve never come across the expression “fits like an arse in a bucket” before? Not exactly self explanatory like for example “fits like a glove” which I believe a far better visual analogy in any case. I do get Tofting’s points about Eriksen’s personality however, he is a quite unassuming guy who just gets on with his job and requires no special attention and you’ve got to praise him for that. We all know he’s leaving sooner rather than later, its just a question of how soon now?


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