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Tottenham transfer news: Kane replacement, Malcom to join on loan, De Jong to replace Eriksen? and more - 16th January, 2019

Scott Newman
SENIOR ANALYST
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:01 IST

Are Tottenham looking at potential replacements for Eriksen?

Will Frenkie De Jong replace Christian Eriksen?
Will Frenkie De Jong replace Christian Eriksen?

The links between Real Madrid and Christian Eriksen haven’t gotten any stronger this week which definitely suggests that if the Spanish behemoths are going to make a move for the Dane, it’ll likely be in the summer transfer window rather than this month.

But that hasn’t stopped Spurs looking at potential replacements, according to reports.

The Sun is reporting that Spurs could be considering a move for Bournemouth’s Welsh midfielder David Brooks, who’s been in good form this season, scoring 5 goals and making 2 assists in 20 Premier League appearances.


The report claims Tottenham had interest in the player in the summer prior to his move to Dean Court from Sheffield United.

They do state however that Brooks is about to be offered a new £50k-per-week deal by the Cherries, though, and that might be enough to keep him at the club. Given the report suggests a potential £40m fee for the player, I’m guessing that the likelihood of the Welshman moving to North London is relatively slim.

The Mirror, on the other hand, is suggesting Ajax’s young Dutch star Frenkie de Jong could be the man to replace Eriksen, going as far as to say that Pochettino’s side will only make a move for the player should Eriksen depart for Real.

According to the report, De Jong will definitely be sold by Ajax at the end of the season and Paris St. Germain appears to be his most likely destination, but De Jong’s agent has apparently been in contact with Tottenham, who have “guaranteed” that they’d be willing to match the player’s highest suitors.

It is true that Spurs have great links with Ajax, having brought in Eriksen, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen from the club in the past – apparently, Ajax’s director of football Marc Overmars has a “strong working relationship” with Tottenham head honcho Daniel Levy.

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Given De Jong’s links to PSG and Manchester City, if Tottenham were to sell Eriksen then a signing like this would probably soften the blow to Spurs fans somewhat, so it’s worth keeping an eye on this one.

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Published 16 Jan 2019, 21:00 IST
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