Last summer, Paris Saint-Germain signed Ander Herrera on a free transfer from Manchester United (AS) and according to a recent report, the French giants plan to make another move for a Premier League midfielder who plans to run out his contract.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen has been a target for Real Madrid since it became clear he wanted to leave the North London club earlier this year as reported by Marca, but now, PSG wants to enter the race for the Denmark international according to the Daily Mail who report that Eriksen has refused to sign a new contract with Spurs and intends to leave next summer when he can sign a more lucrative deal with a new club.
The Lilywhites would obviously prefer to sell Eriksen in January in an effort to get something for their prized asset—they are financing a new stadium after all per the AP—but the 27-year-old is likely to stay put unless either PSG, Real Madrid, or another team gets desperate and overspends for his services.
For PSG fans hoping to see Eriksen at the Parc des Princes next season, keep an eye on the January transfer window. That is when he can sign a pre-contract for a club outside of the Premier League. Paris previously beat Real Madrid to AS Monaco’s Kylian Mbappé when the striker was made available in 2017 per Bleacher Report and it looks like they’ll have to use their superior negotiation tactics once again in the case of Eriksen.
If Eriksen was to sign for PSG, that would cause somewhat of a log jam in the midfield with Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera, and Marquinhos all vying for playing time. Leandro Paredes and Julian Draxler are the two likely midfield candidates to be shopped around next summer to free up some space.
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