Tottenham Hotspur could be in the market for a new attacking midfielder if Eriksen gets his way in the next couple of months.
The Great Dane has made it clear to the press that he is looking for a new challenge next season and wants to make a step up from Tottenham (Ekstra Bladet).
Spurs’ resident playmaker has been a permanent fixture in the side since Pochettino took over five years ago, and his goals and assists will leave a gaping hole in the midfield.
If they are to sell up, then you would assume attacking midfield will be a priority for Pochettino and his transfer funds this summer.
One man who has been linked with Spurs of late is Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes (Daily Star), a player who only last night lifted the UEFA Nations League title with Portugal.
It appears the attacker has a taste for big trophies now, as he has revealed he wants to win titles at his next club.
This could be worrying for Spurs, as Champions League winners Liverpool are also said to be interested (Correio de Manha).
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Fernandes said (Mais Futebol): “I’m calm, I have a contract with Sporting, I’m in a big club. I also have dreams to come true, but I do not know if it’s going to be this year.
“I still do not know what will happen. I’ve already been sold to five or six clubs, the truth is that I know nothing. Whatever the club, if it happens, I want to know what project they have for me in sporting terms. I want to win titles.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Bruno Fernandes looks like a great player, and would be one hell of an investment for Pochettino and Tottenham. However, it remains to be seen how quickly Spurs can sort out Eriksen’s future, how much they can get for him, and whether they can tempt Fernandes to come to North London. He scored 32 goals and set up 18 more in just 53 games this season, so, on paper, he could more than fill Eriksen’s shoes.