John Sivebaek, the former Manchester United defender, believes that Christian Eriksen does not need a big money move to La Liga giants Barcelona or Real Madrid. The former Denmark international believes Eriksen is at the right club at the moment and can become one of the best in the world.
Eriksen had one of his best seasons to date last time around at Spurs as he recorded eight goals and provided 15 assists in the Premier League. The 25-year-old’s form for our side saw him being linked with a move to Barcelona as the Spanish giants look to revamp their ageing side and win the La Liga title from rivals Real Madrid.
However, his fellow Dane, Sivebaek believes Eriksen is at the right place to grow as a player.
As quoted by the Daily Star, the former Manchester United player said:
“Christian is very close to being one of the best midfielders in Europe – if not the world
“He can do that in the next two or three years if he continues to progress the way he has done in the past few years.”
Sivebaek did add that Eriksen could still move to one of the two big clubs in Spain before saying that the former Ajax man is playing for the right club now given that the Dane gets to play regular first-team football.
“It could be at Tottenham, or it could be elsewhere. If he moves to Barcelona or Real Madrid – one of the really big-money clubs – he can go on to be one of the greats.
“I can understand the pull of a bigger club, especially the money – that is always very important. But I think he is in the right place at the moment. He is playing well every week. He is at a very good club in Tottenham and has some good team-mates and a great manager.”
While it is true that Eriksen was one of our best players last season, there is still a lot of potential for the Dane to get better if he sticks with us. There is no guarantee that Eriksen would be playing regularly for Barcelona and moving before a World Cup year is always a risk, especially if you are moving to a new country.
For us, Eriksen is one of the key players and he should not be sold keeping in mind the team chemistry we have at the moment. Should we add a couple of quality players to the squad, Eriksen would be celebrating a number of titles under Mauricio Pochettino and possibly not have to leave England at all.