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Christian Eriksen has been an integral part of Tottenham Hotspur in recent times and is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. He helped Spurs to a third-place finish in the Premier League last season as he notched up 10 goals and provided 10 assists.
The Danish International has been at Tottenham since 2013 but with the transfer window up and running, there has been speculation about his future. A report from The Sun has linked him with Real Madrid and it makes sense as Los Blancos are seeking a replacement for Luka Modric.
The fact that he is six years younger than Modric makes him a perfect heir for the Croatian veteran. If Tottenham do plan to sell their midfield starlet, they must not let him go for cheap. In the event that Real Madrid get their way like they usually do, the north Londoners will have to find a replacement for him.
Since they are likely to make a good amount of money by letting him go, they must prioritize a new midfield signing. Here, we shall look at three big signings Spurs should consider if they let Eriksen go.

Marco Verratti

Dubbed as one of the best passers of the game, Verratti would be a great fit for Spurs as they’ll need someone to be the engine behind their plays – and who better than Verratti to do so? His innate ability to sketch out plays in his head and pull the string behind every movement is a piece of art and an absolute beauty to watch.
The 25-year-old provided 5 assists and 2 goals across competitions for PSG last season. These numbers might not look like much but Verratti plays an important role in the background as he orchestrates the play. He is usually deployed in the centre of the midfield but can also be utilized as a defensive midfielder.
He thrives in a deeper midfield role which helps him supply long balls and the Lilywhites could make good use of that. However, his price tag could be an issue. PSG will command a huge fee but if the North London outfit are able to shell out that money, they must definitely go for it.

Thiago Alcantara

Another player who has the potential to replace Eriksen is Thiago Alcantara, who plays for German champions Bayern Munich. His style of play draws close resemblance to that of Andres Iniesta’s.
Usually deployed as the tempo-setter, he loves to sit deep in the midfield and dictate the play. He registered 7 goals and 2 assists last season for the Bavarians and he would be a great replacement for Eriksen.
However, his tryst with injuries could prove to be cumbersome. Thiago constantly spends time out due to injuries and that often hampers his game time. If he can stay fit though, Tottenham would get their money’s worth.

Mateo Kovacic

Kovacic is a player of great calibre. He’s very similar to Alcantara in terms of playing style and can play either as an attacking midfielder or in a deeper role. A complete box-to-box player, the Croatian is regarded as one of the brightest talents of the game.
He hasn’t seen much playing time with Real Madrid, so a move to Tottenham could help him play regularly and develop further.

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Forget Liverpool – This 22-goal hitman would be better off joining any of these 3 top European heavyweights instead

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Premier League Opinion: 3 potential summer landing spots for Mo Salah

According to a recent report by AS, Liverpool’s Egyptian ace Mohamed Salah is being linked with a possible move away from Anfield in the season right after he helped Jurgen Klopp deliver the Champions League title. It has been claimed that the winger refused to comment when asked out the subject after their 2-0 defeat of Tottenham in Madrid last weekend.

It is being reported that European superpowers Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are extremely keen on the Egyptian’s signature while the biggest surprise comes in the form on alleged Manchester United interest. The claim is that United are also keeping tabs on the winger’s situation at Anfield with a move away from Anfield looking more and more likely.

Although Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will not let their star man leave without putting up a decent fight first, a call from a club like Real Madrid is enough to change any player’s mind-set. The Egyptian was a former Chelsea player who didn’t hit the expected heights at Stamford Bridge and was hence shipped out to Roma after a short period in London. Since making the switch to Merseyside though, he’s been an unstoppable force.

Still only 26, the Egyptian has already notched up 39 goals from 62 international caps while his 22 goals and 11 assists were enough to win him the Premier League golden boot at the end of the campaign. His departure would certainly have a telling effect on this Liverpool side and whether or not they’d be able to recover from such a catastrophe, remains to be seen.

Here are the 3 clubs being linked with a move for the Egyptian:

Manchester United

The English side have been on the look-out for talented wingers ever since the campaign ended a few weeks ago. Their lack of Champions League football could turn out to be a telling factor as it seems unlikely that the Egyptian, who just secured a Champions League winners’ medal with the Reds, will leave Anfield to join their most bitter rivals. 

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid’s never-ending pursuit of all of the best players in the world has been applied to Mohamed Salah as well. Despite being linked more heavily with other players within the Premier League, counting Madrid out of any transfer saga can be a grave mistake. Signing Salah would probably go a long way in their agenda to replace the irreplaceable Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The Bavarian outfit are going into what could certainly be considered a period of transition at the Allianz Arena. The Bayern careers of their famous stars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery have now come to a close and replacing household names like these, isn’t an easy task at all. Signing Salah would go a long way in their bid to regain monopolised control of proceedings in the Bundesliga next season.

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A costly error – Man Utd must avoid signing Bundesliga’s top scorer from last season and here’s why

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Man United Opinion: Why United must avoid signing Robert Lewandowski?

According to a report on the Transfermarketweb.com, Manchester United are interested in signing Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski.

The Pole, 30, enjoyed another stellar season in the Bundesliga as he notched 40 goals across all competitions. With 22 goals, he was confirmed the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer for the second year running as Bayern achieved their record seventh league title in succession.

However, the report claims Robert Lewandowski could leave Bayern after five seasons. That should give Manchester United a boost in their pursuit for the striker but the main question arises here—should the Red Devils splash the cash to sign him this summer?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge summer of rebuilding ahead. Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia are set to leave on free transfers next month, and Juan Mata is expected to follow. Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo could be sold to free up funds, while Alexis Sanchez’s future remains in doubt.

Manchester United need reinforcements all over the pitch and just like shoring up the defence is a priority for Solskjaer, bolstering the attack also remains the need of the hour.

Romelu Lukaku has failed to impress the Norwegian tactician and is now behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order. The Belgian forward is long linked with a move away from Old Trafford and he’s expected to become Inter Milan’s first signing if Antonio Conte is confirmed as the Serie A side’s new boss. Should Lukaku depart, Solskjaer will be left with Rashford, Sanchez, Martial and teenage prodigy Mason Greenwood as options up front.

That clearly won’t be enough if the Red Devils are to realistically challenge for the title in the 2019/20 campaign, as neither Rashford nor Martial delivered the goods in the business end of the past campaign, whereas Sanchez managed just one goal in the league.

However, Robert Lewandowski, one of the most prolific strikers on the planet, won’t be a good fit at United. The Pole bagged 40 goals in 2018-19 as Bayern won the domestic double in Germany; unfortunately, he has started showing signs of slowing down. The ex-Borussia Dortmund man is 30 and doesn’t fit the profile of players Solskjaer wants to rebuild the United squad with.

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Above all, Lewandowski has a contract at Bayern until 2021, which means it would take the Red Devils a sizeable fee to tempt the German champions into selling their superstar. Even though the Premier League heavyweights have found rich success from signing Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the ripe years of their careers, Solskjaer shouldn’t take a gamble on the Polish international.

Verdict

Solskjaer wants to form a squad with young, exciting and hungrier talents to take United back on top. And regardless of Lewandowski regarded as one of the deadliest strikers in Europe, the Red Devils boss should dodge this bullet.

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Forget it Emery – Arsenal would have another major flop in their team if they sign this injury-prone 30-year-old

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Arsenal Opinion: Why the Gunners should avoid signing Jerome Boateng?

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has directly told defender Bayern Munich Jerome Boateng to leave the club this summer, alerting the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Germany international, 30, is no longer a guaranteed starter at Bayern Munich and managed just 20 appearances in the Bundesliga this past season. He has struggled with injuries over the last few seasons and despite having two years left in his contract, Hoeness has advised him to leave Bayern for a fresh challenge.

The Metro claims Jerome Boateng was wanted by Manchester United last summer, but he tried to push through a move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, a move didn’t materialise, despite PSG offering £35m.

Now, Arsenal and Manchester United are believed to be interested in Boateng, but should the Gunners sign him from Bayern this summer?

Arsenal’s defensive problems were highly documented in the 2018/19 campaign, regardless of the acquisition of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

Sokratis had a decent first season at the Emirates and did tighten up the defence to some extent, but it was not enough. The Greek was also not helped by his teammates, as the Gunners conceded over 50 goals in the league.

What Sokratis needs is a reliable, strong and composed partner in central defence, which neither Shkodran Mustafi is nor Laurent Koscielny. Mustafi’s performances have been erratic, while Koscielny, at 33 years of age, is no longer the player he was.

Rob Holding is out with a long-term injury and while Unai Emery has young guns in Calum Chambers and Konstantinos Mavropanos in his squad, the north Londoners need a commanding presence at the back if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Boateng was once regarded as one of the best defenders in Europe, as he was physical, dynamic and was adept at initiating attacks from the back. Unfortunately for him, recurrent injuries for the last few seasons and lack of stability has hampered his progress mightily at Bayern.

He also endured a poor World Cup campaign in Russia in 2018 where Germany couldn’t get past the group stages.

Over the course of the last few seasons, there have been signs that those persistent knocks have started to catch up with the former Manchester City man.

Even in the 2018/19 campaign, Boateng looked a long way off the pace and lacked the conviction with which he distributed the ball from the defence. In fact, he hasn’t managed more than 20 league games in a season since 2014/15 tells us his struggles.

Verdict

While Boateng was once one of the Europe’s finest centre-backs, his recent struggles and his poor fitness record means Arsenal should avoid signing him.

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If Emery is to spend big money on bolstering his defence, he’d be better served signing a young defender with the potential to become the best in the next few years’ time.

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