Just a week after revealing his admiration for Christian Eriksen, Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has gone a step further and claimed that he would like to bring the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder to the Parc des Princes.
Eriksen, 22, was one of seven major signings Tottenham made to offset the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid last summer, with the Dane arriving from Ajax for around £11 million – a fee considered a huge bargain at the time.
He has so far proved the best of a lacklustre bunch of acquisitions, recording 10 goals and 12 assists in his first season at the club, before netting five times in 16 total appearances this term under new boss Mauricio Pochettino.
With his performances in recent weeks earning plaudits, Blanc admitted to being a long-time fan of the 49-times capped international’s last week, telling the Evening Standard: “Ajax have always had players I’ve liked enormously, some of whom have left.
"One of those is Eriksen, who now plays for Tottenham.”
Now the Frenchman has fuelled further speculation of a potential bid, however, declaring his desire to see the Spurs ace don a PSG shirt in the future.
"At Ajax, Eriksen was already good. In England he only got better. Everyone can see he understands his profession well.
"He always sees the solution and can create at any time in the game something. It would be nice if he would soon play with us."
Eriksen’s current deal at White Hart Lane runs until 2018, but PSG’s noted spending power is sure to leave the Premier League club anxious in the wake of Blanc’s latest comments.
The French champions were also linked with a move for Angel Di Maria this past summer, but a potential deal was scuppered after the team fell foul of Financial Fair Play regulations, paving the way for the Argentine's British-record £59.7 million move from Real Madrid to Manchester United.