Report: Could Spurs replace Eriksen with Hazard?

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may be forced to sell one of their star players this summer, as Christian Eriksen enters the final year of his current contract.

Unless Spurs can convince the Dane to sign a new deal, they will be faced with a choice, sell him now for profit, or run the risk of losing him on a free in 2020.

Spurs may be lining up some potential replacements over the coming months, with Jack Grealish and James Maddison being two up-and-coming English talents.

However, HITC have proposed a rather different approach, suggesting Thorgan Hazard as a potential successor.

The 26-year-old has scored 12 and set up 11 in 26 games this season for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Eden Hazard’s little brother has now also confirmed he would like to move away from the club to further his career, and Spurs were linked with him earlier this year (Bleacher report).

Club sporting director, Max Eberl said (club website): “He has now told us that he doesn’t want to extend his contract and instead wants to take the next step in his career by leaving the club. Interested parties have to offer us a transfer fee that recognises his worth as an exceptional Bundesliga forward and a regular feature in one of the best national teams in the world.”

Hazard, similarly to Eriksen, has a contract that runs out in 2020, so the price may also be very competitive.

DH claims that Liverpool have offered a bid in excess of £36m for the attacker.

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