When Antoine Griezmann confirmed that he is staying at Atletico Madrid on Thursday despite being linked to Barcelona, not many would have automatically thought of how the news would affect Tottenham Hotspur.
Numerous media outlets, including Sport English, have suggested that Christian Eriksen will be next on Barca’s list.
The Spanish giants are looking for a marquee signing, which would have ben Griezmann, but since the attacker confirmed via video that he is going nowhere, Barcelona have to start again.
Eriksen is not a like-for-like replacement for the Atletico star as he plays in a midfield role for Tottenham, but he could potentially come in for the recently-departed Andres Iniesta.
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The Denmark international had a stellar season for the North London outfit in the 2017-18 campaign as he scored 14 goals and created 11 assists in all competitions.
Eriksen has not indicated that he wants to leave Spurs, and the fans are desperate for the midfielder to sign a new contract.
Since Griezmann made his intentions known, Tottenham supporters speculated on Reddit and Twitter about Barcelona potentially moving for Eriksen, but not many are worried.
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) June 15, 2018
Following Griezmann’s announcement, it might be a good idea for @SpursOfficial to announce Eriksen’s new contract in the morning as we all know who the press are going to link to Barca now! #COYS #Eriksen
— Dave W (@spudly77) June 14, 2018