Barcelona “set sights” on Spurs star following Liverpool stance, but there’s a...

Barcelona “set sights” on Spurs star following Liverpool stance, but there’s a twist

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected during The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


Barcelona have made initial moves to try and sign Christian Eriksen, according to The Independent.

That comes after Liverpool definitively ruled out selling Barcelona’s priority target Philippe Coutinho.

However, Coutinho has now submitted an official transfer request at Liverpool. The Brazilian is reportedly unwilling to play in the Merseysiders’ opening game of the new Premier League season against Watford on Saturday.

That could be good news for Spurs. If Barcelona sign Coutinho, their interest in Eriksen is certain to cool.

Liverpool have rejected Coutinho’s transfer request and have the right to keep him at the club against his wishes, but that might be difficult.

The Independent claims Barcelona’s initial moves to lure Eriksen were made “through intermediaries”, suggesting the La Liga giants are yet to make an official approach for the Dane.

Tottenham have already said they won’t be letting any more first-team players leave this summer following Kyle Walker’s exit.

Even if Eriksen wanted to go, I presume Spurs would take a similar stance to Liverpool.



  1. Eriksen is a good player and starting to deliver his potential. But….it clears the way for Bale. It’s no contest for me. It’s his position, and Eriksen is unlucky one.

    • What crap. An injury prone and aging player an the decline – What are you a “gooner” . Bale won’t be coming to Spurs because he is too expensive for a second stringer and is no longer capable of replacing any of our first string offense. We sold him at his peak. Mun U. will buy him to try to squeeze another year or two. Barcelona would need to set another transfer record to get Ericksen (or Deli)

  2. It seems to me the sole job of the football media is to unsettle players (who are under contract) with false made up rumours….and to wind up gullible deluded fans like the one above weighing up a choice between one of our best most valuable players, and another player who is not coming back to Spurs in a million years. Get real!

  3. Agree with Peter 100%. Well said! Yet, I am concerned at how long it took CE to sign his last contract, leaving me to believe that he will not be a Spur after a couple of seasons. I have the same concern for Toby!


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