PSG issue statement denying interest in Tottenham star Eriksen

Paris Saint-Germain have issued a statement to deny claims that they are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen, as reported by The Evening Standard.

What’s the word?

While contract negotiations between Christian Eriksen and Tottenham rumble on, fans would have been left concerned by widespread claims this week that Ligue 1 champions PSG are eyeing a move worth £100m for the Denmark international.

However, The Evening Standard now cites a statement from the French giants that categorically denies any interest in the creative midfielder – providing a timely boost to Spurs with the European transfer window closing in just a few days time.

In an email to The Associated Press, PSG said it “categorically denies the transfer rumours regarding a potential transfer of Christian Eriksen” adding that the reports “seem to ignore the current reality of the transfer market.”

While Spurs would have been determined not to sell, an astronomical offer would have been difficult for Daniel Levy to turn down despite the fact that they would not have been able to sign a replacement until January.

A lesson for Spurs?

While Spurs fans can breathe a sigh of relief that Christian Eriksen is going nowhere this week, the reports from the past few days should serve as a warning to the North London giants and should push them into action.

Eriksen is seeking an improved offer and is making big demands in negotiations, which Spurs are not currently prepared to meet, and that raises the possibility of an exit increase as he enters the final two years of his current deal.

Even if Spurs were to earn £100m from selling Eriksen, finding a replacement for the 26-year-old would prove to be a near impossible task for Mauricio Pochettino and his squad would be significantly weaker without the Denmark international.