The January transfer window is officially opened but Paris Saint-Germain supporters aren’t expecting much. Leonardo, the club’s sporting director, and manager Thomas Tuchel have both publically said that they are happy with the squad they have and to expect minimal activity, but you can never rule out a few transactions especially if the price is right.
One player you might want to keep your eye on if you’re a PSG supporter is Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen. According to The Athletic, the Denmark international has told the club that he wants to leave in January and PSG has previously been linked to him.
Eriksen is out of contract at the end of the season, so Spurs are likely to give in to his demands as to not lose him for nothing. This comes as a blow to Manchester United who desperately needs midfield reinforcements but was hoping to sign Eriksen on a free transfer this summer according to the Express.
The 27-year-old is a tall midfielder, 6’0″, so he checks that box for Leonardo who was hoping to bring in some size this January. Transfermarkt lists Eriksen’s market value at €90 million, but given his contract situation, PSG could land him for considerably less and according to journalist Nicolò Schira, Leonardo has already made a bid.
All confirmed! #Inter are really interested in Christian #Eriksen like a free agent, but the best bid for him arrived from #PSG. Leonardo has offered a contract until 2025 with a wages of €12M a year (bonuses inclused). #transfers https://t.co/jW2WIIqdRP
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) January 1, 2020
The Athletic report states that Inter Milan is in the pole position to land the Dane but given the recent relationship between Spurs and PSG (Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier transfers), I like Leonardo’s chances to come away with Eriksen if he really wants him.
Now, do I think Eriksen is a difference-maker for PSG? If everyone is healthy I don’t even think he gets into the starting lineup. However, we’ve seen a lot of injuries so far this season and having a creative player who has UEFA Champions League experience on the bench isn’t the worst thing in the world. If Leonardo can get him for a rock-bottom price, I think he has to pull the trigger on this deal.
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