I would say Eriksen would want to join the biggest club in England. Zidane doesn't fancy him and Barca don't want him either it seems. If they did, I'm sure Levy would've preferred selling him to one of those clubs.That makes no sense. The rumor is that Ole doesn't want to add players who don't want to be at United. Hence, Dybala deal was supposedly cancelled. But somehow we are willing to add a player whose coming to United because we'd be offering more money than Spurs. Hmmm.... this sounds vaguely familiar. An attacking midfielder who played in London and had one year left on his contract and decides to move to United because we offered him more in wages....
Why would Erikson leave a Champions League runner-up team to join a team that lost to relegated Huddersfield and Cardiff?I would say Eriksen would want to join the biggest club in England. Zidane doesn't fancy him and Barca don't want him either it seems. If they did, I'm sure Levy would've preferred selling him to one of those clubs.
Eriksen comes from a country where Manchester United is very popular. I can definitely see Eriksen joining us due to our stature/history as a club. With time running out in the window I feel Levy will try and cash in on a player that is wanting a fresh challenge at 27. Spurs have most likely tried to sell him abroad but to no avail. I can see Spurs selling him to us, rather than lose him for nothing. Eriksen's body language is also pretty telling from what I've seen in preseason. And Spurs might well have to bite the bullet, rather than hold onto a unhappy player which could be detrimental to their cause.
Eriksen is a playmaker that would suit us far more than Bruno Fernandes IMO. Fernandes has a better strike from range than Eriksen but Eriksen does everything else better and is more proven at a higher level.
Eriksen doesn't strike me as a player that wants to move for the money. He's 27 and is reported to be on £75k a week. If he does sign for us, then I'm sure he will get a huge increase from the peanuts Spurs have been paying him.But if he waits until January he can sign a pre-contract with any club he wants, quite possibly in the 350-400K per week range given that the winning club won't have to pay any transfer fee at all. Aaron Ramsey got 400K per week from Juventus and had other suitors as well and Eriksen is the better player.
He might end up having his pick of clubs like Madrid, Barca, United, City, PSG, etc in five months at very very high wages. This is not a knock on United, but the only way it makes sense for him to commit his future now is if you pay him an absurd amount of money. And why pay him that much money plus a big transfer fee to Spurs? At that point you might as well have signed Dybala because the cost will be similar.
The more you break down this situation, the less and less sense it makes for the various parties involved to do anything but wait until January and try to cut Spurs out of the picture.
Because he won’t ever better his season with Spurs and is after a new challenge and feels unappreciated financially at spurs.
Recent Champions League finalists or a club that has been in crisis for six years and doesn't seem to know its way out of it quite yet... What a difficult choice.
The only thing we can offer players that Spurs can't right now is money. That might change over the next few years, but at the moment Spurs are a much safer choice if the goal is to compete for trophies, and it's not like players won't be making a very healthy amount of money playing for them either.
I know it's Spurs and we like to joke about that, but they've become a stable top four side that are more and more competitive across all competitions and they've got a brand new stadium in a city with a lot more pulling power than Manchester. They've also got a manager with a much better track record. It's naïve to say they're not an attractive option.
From his persepective, he'll be joining the biggest club in England with great history and tradition and a much bigger support than Spurs. He'll be following in the footsteps of the 'great Dane' Peter Schmeichel.
A big pay increase and joining a club that despite not putting together great league campaigns, has actually won a lot more than spuds over the last 5 years. Am I right in saying spurs haven't won anything for over a decade?
Same here. Dybala is a second striker. That's virtually an extinct position now. I'd much rather have a top class cam like Eriksen who can actually create and make our attacks more fluid. I certainly wouldn't have been unhappy if we'd signed Dybala but Eriksen makes a lot more sense. Of course we may have left it too late...I know this is likely BS but I would have this lad over Dybala any day of the week. He is fecking class!
Absolutely this. I've been and advocate of the 4231 system Ole's implementing but I see no reason to not revert to a 433 (as uggested in the midfield trio quoted), and take advantage of the whole team's strenghts. Some people dont give the possibility to change and adapt. To me Ole is able to adapt, something that was one of SAF's biggest qualitiesPogba Eriksen McT midfield would be terrific. The strongest midfield we'd have had in years. Sadly I really can't see it.
You mean Mata, Lingard and Gomes? None of them are anywhere close to Eriksen's level. We need players who can help us breakdown a stubborn defense. Pogba and Eriksen in the same team would do wonders for our attack. We do need a DM too I don't deny that but I feel a No.10 is more crucial at the moment.Good player but much like Dybala, not really the one we need. We're relatively well stocked in terms of attacking midfielders, we need someone who can dictate the play from deep.
He’s 27 and had a price tag of 130m one year ago, while you can have him for half now with one year left if his contract. I’ll rather think of what can be.We should have bought him when he left Ajax. We were sniffing around but unwilling to pull the trigger while Spurs were offering him solid playing time and showed confidence in him. Thinking about what could have been...
In what world is this a bad window? Ridiculous statement. We’ve signed De Gea to a long term deal, brought in our first choices for RB and CB, setting a new world record in the process. And signed a hugely promising young forward. Just because we need more, doesn’t make this a bad window. Might take 2-3 windows to get the squad to where it needs to be.If we manage to pull this off then this transfer window will turn into a great one from a bad one. Unfortunately it feels like Ed is taking us on another ride yet again.
With that midfield (McT, Eriksen, Pogba) 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 are both same.Absolutely this. I've been and advocate of the 4231 system Ole's implementing but I see no reason to not revert to a 433 (as uggested in the midfield trio quoted), and take advantage of the whole team's strenghts. Some people dont give the possibility to change and adapt. To me Ole is able to adapt, something that was one of SAF's biggest qualities
Eriksen is the one we would need to convince. But Levy might be hesitant to sell him to us I think. Since the European window will be open for another month, he'll probably just wait it out and hope for someone else to swoop in.Yes we 100% would - we need money to bring in his replacement and players who actually want to play for the club.
Didn't he sell his Berba and Carrick though? It's not unheard of for him to sell to us.Well there is that!
Thing with Levy is, although he wont want to sell to us, this isnt the Daniel Levy of 2012/13. Spurs didnt spend a penny last year. They'll sell at the right price (although, possibly not to us.)
He can make up the wage difference by leaving on a free, I think it's more that Spurs will just want to sell to get 50-60M to get Lo Celso from Betis paid for.Because he won’t ever better his season with Spurs and is after a new challenge and feels unappreciated financially at spurs.
I guess you might be new to football otherwise you would know that Utd have a bigger history than two games at the end of last season.
I think his dream move is RM, if that doesnt materialise he will stay at Spurs. He wants to win trophies, unfortunately we are in a bit of a rebuilding process so we are in the same boat as Spurs at the moment in regards to what trophies we can offer.
City were also in for him but couldnt guarantee him the playing time Spurs could. He had the option of going to City and sitting on the bench behind Silva or walking into the Spurs starting 11. He chose the right move career wise opting for a smaller wage but guaranteed playing time at Spurs. Also it took some time for him to mature into the player he is now. The 21 y/o Christian Eriksen is not equal to the 27 y/o Christian Eriksen. Like most young players he had a lot of parts of his game he had to polish, one of the big complaints is he would just go missing in games. And like a lot of young players new to the league he wasnt strong enough on the ball or up for the physicality of the league.We should have bought him when he left Ajax. We were sniffing around but unwilling to pull the trigger while Spurs were offering him solid playing time and showed confidence in him. Thinking about what could have been...
I kind of agree, except Eriksen himself came out in the press and said that he wanted a new challenge but if nothing materialised he was happy to stay at Spurs, 'there are not too many boxes Spurs do not tick' I think was the direct quote. To me this says RM or Barca, if it doesnt happen Im happy to stay put.I said at the start of the transfer window we would get Eriksen. Yeah seems ridiculous but the situation isnt so black and white. Firstly I dont see any big clubs going in for him. secondly he wants to leave. Thirdly Levy is an arse but even he can see losing a player for nothing next year is madness.
Its basically down to the player. If he is telling spurs no way im signing and ill leave next year then they would be bonkers not to accept 70/80 now