Bayern Munich are reportedly showing interest in Tottenham’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is likely to be sold in summer.
The transfer window is just around the corner, and Bayern Munich are expected to be among the busiest clubs in the Bundesliga. This transfer window could easily be the most expensive one for Die Roten as they look to reshuffle their squad and start building a team to challenge for top trophies in both the present and future.
There have been numerous reports this season linking various top attacking talents with Bayern Munich. The German giants will need to add match-winners to their offense next season, and Christian Eriksen is the latest player who is apparently the subject of interest from Bayern Munich.
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According to Marca, Bayern Munich is one of a few club’s keeping an eye on the 27-year-old. Real Madrid has been heavily linked with Eriksen but the Bavarians could apparently also make a move for the Dane. The Spanish newspaper doesn’t mention any concrete offers from Die Roten, so it’s likely there is just preliminary interest, if any, from Bayern in the former Ajax midfielder.
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Eriksen primarily operates in the number ten role, but Mauricio Pochettino has used him slightly deeper in central midfield on numerous occasions this season. The Danie can also do a job in the wide areas, but his best qualities are not properly used on the wing. Eriksen is a very productive midfielder, with 16 assists and nine goals (via Whoscored) to his name this season.
The current contract standoff between Eriksen and Tottenham might force the club to sell the midfielder in the summer. His current deal is set to expire in 2020, and Tottenham can’t afford to lose him on a free transfer. Bayern might try to take advantage of this situation, but dealing with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will be very difficult. The Englishman is a tough negotiator and will try to wage a bidding war for the Danish international to get an overly-high high fee.
Bayern’s interest in Eriksen makes sense as the club is reportedly not keen on making James Rodriguez‘s move permanent this summer. The Colombian is also reportedly not eager to stay in Bavaria due to a “lack of support” from the club. His departure and Thomas Muller’s inconsistent form might force Bayern to buy a flexible attacking midfielder.
Eriksen is a much better fit for this role than someone like Paulo Dybala. The Dane will surely cost less and would be more tactically flexible than the Argentine. Eriksen would probably prefer a move to Madrid, but if the Spanish giants move for other targets then a move to Bayern will surely become more appealing for the attacking midfielder. Signing top wingers should be a priority for Bayern in the summer, but it would be difficult to pass on a player of Eriksen’s ability.