James Rodriguez is Tottenham’s perfect Eriksen replacement

According to The Express, PSG are preparing to make a £100 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen before their summer transfer window closes at the end of this month.

What’s the story?

Whilst the English transfer window has now shut, the market remains open in Europe, meaning that foreign clubs are free to try and prise players away from English sides until August 31st. 

Spurs could become a victim of this extended European buying period, as PSG look set to launch a huge bid for Eriksen.

The Danish playmaker is yet to renew contract terms with the North London club, despite an offer apparently being on the table. This state of affairs could encourage the French giants in their pursuit of the talented 26-year-old.

If Eriksen continues to refuse Spurs’ contract offers and pushes for a move away from the club, then chairman Daniel Levy may be forced to cash in on the man valued at £72 million by Transfermarkt.

Whilst Spurs would obviously prefer to keep hold of Eriksen, they should already be preparing a contingency plan for the midfielders’ exit. A list of potential successors to the Dane ought to be drawn up by the club, and James Rodriguez should be at the top of it.

Perfect replacement 

The departure of Eriksen would inevitably bring significant funds to the Tottenham coffers. Mauricio Pochettino needs to ensure that the money for the Dane’s replacement is spent wisely.

£100 million ought to be enough to convince Real Madrid to permanently part with James Rodriguez, who is currently on loan with Bayern Munich.

The Colombian – also valued at £72 million by Transfermarkt – could transform the Spurs attack. The 27-year-old would replace Eriksen’s technical ability and creativity from an attacking midfield role, and he would also maintain the goal threat currently posed by the Tottenham man.

Despite his huge talent, James appears surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. Whilst Spurs would have to wait until January to strike a deal for the midfielder’s signature, if they have already lost Eriksen by then they shouldn’t hesitate to make their move.