Tottenham more likely for Eriksen than Liverpool

If Spurs want to mount an official bid for Christian Eriksen this summer then they may just get him.

The reason for that is the other Premier League side meant to be seriously interested in the Dane, Liverpool, are focusing their efforts on another Ajax star in defender Toby Alderweireld.

That is a deal which looks as though it’s going to eat quite a significant chunk out of Liverpool’s summer transfer budget, which is significant because it increases their chances of securing deals elsewhere.

Eriksen’s deal with Ajax does not expire until the summer of 2014, which means if Liverpool want to go in for a double swoop then they will have to pay a fee, which they may not be able to stretch to.

That puts Spurs in a very dominant position if they want to improve the size and strength of the midfield at the club, which would leave Andre Villas-Boas well suited for an attack on all competitions next season.

He is definitely a player who could fit in with Spurs’ current style of play because he’s very good on the ball, a great passer and he creates chances which are all things Tottenham will be looking for in potential midfielders.

All of the reports have suggested that Spurs have been tracking Eriksen for some time and he could definitely do a good job for Spurs in an attacking midfield role, which would further allow Gareth Bale to play in a more advanced position.

It’s also very likely that Eriksen will only consider joining a side that has Champions League football in the bank for next season, which makes it all the more important for Spurs to finish in the top four.

Liverpool have been rumoured to have around £20 million in cash to spend on transfer fees in the summer, with the reports surrounding Alderweireld suggesting that he will cost half of that alone.

In short, Liverpool have to get their priorities in order and a defender is more important for them considering the impending retirement of Jamie Carragher and the possibility of Martin Skrtel being sold.

There is a slim chance that Spurs may feel that they do not need a player like Eriksen considering their vast midfield reserves, which opens up the bidding to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City who have also been linked with him.

There’s even the possibility of a cheeky bid coming in from Old Trafford although Manchester United seem to be more intent on adding a high class winger to their side this summer.

However, there is a question over whether Eriksen if of the calibre that any of those sides, apart from Liverpool and Spurs, will be looking for, which means Spurs could force through this deal very quickly once the window opens.

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