Paul Merson has claimed that reported Tottenham target Christian Eriksen could play for most clubs in the world, including Manchester City.
Eriksen has made a stunning return to football in the second half of the season with Brentford after his collapse at Euro 2020 last summer.
The Denmark international has been inspired form under compatriot Thomas Frank, helping the Bees earn five wins and a draw in the six matches he has started (Transfermarkt).
His latest showing came as Brentford held Tottenham to a frustrating 0-0 draw which set the Lilywhites back in their chase for a Champions League spot.
Spurs are said to be interested in bringing Eriksen back to North London this summer, when his six-month deal with Brentford is set to expire (90min).
Merson believes Spurs could utilise a player of Eriksen’s calibre, but feels the 30-year-old could play his trade even higher up the football pecking order with Pep Guardiola’s Man City.
He told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday (23/04/22, 12:40 pm): “I think any club could do with his type. Even a Manchester City. I do. He could put the ball through the eye of the needle. His vision is as good as anybody’s. And he finds passes that other players can’t find.
“For any team, Eriksen would make them better. I am not saying he would play for Man City, but if you were struggling and teams are sitting ten behind a ball, if a Silva is having an off game and you bring him on.
“I think he is a phenomenal player. I think there will be a lot of clubs out there thinking ‘Why didn’t we take him?’
“He’s perfect for Man City because they dominate football matches and he can put the ball through the eye of the needle. I don’t think it would happen, but it could.”
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Eriksen has continued to demonstrate that he still means business and his skillset is something Spurs have been missing since the very day he left.
He doesn’t seem like a player that City would go for at the moment though, as their squad is pretty saturated in midfield, but Spurs should definitely at least test the waters.
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