Chris Perry says Tottenham should not build their team around Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen

Chris Perry says that Harry Kane should be the key player for Tottenham Hotspur next season.

Chris Perry has written on Kicca.com that Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino should build his team around Harry Kane and not Christian Eriksen.

Premier League giants Manchester United are interested in signing England international striker Kane this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Former Tottenham defender Perry has insisted that the club should retain the services of the youngster and make him - and not Eriksen - the fulcrum of the team for the 2015-16 campaign.

“The biggest thing Tottenham need this season is to hold onto Harry Kane and then they can build round him,” the 42-year-old wrote on Kicca.com.

“They have got three or four youngsters in the side who have come through the ranks and it’s important for the Spurs fans and the club they keep hold of him.”

“Bale they got fantastic money for but what did they do?” added Perry. “They bought in nine ten eleven players and not of them have really killed it.

“Christian Eriksen is the best of the lot but even he is not a player you would build your team around.”

Christian Eriksen or Harry Kane?

Tottenham fans will want the club to keep hold of both Kane and Eriksen, but perhaps the team should be built around the latter.

Although Kane scored 21 goals and created 27 chances in 34 Premier League appearances in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, the jury is out on whether he is just a one-season wonder.

Clubs in the Premier League will find a way to play against the youngster, who will have to adapt his game and add other facets to it in order to be a long-term success.

On the other hand, Eriksen has shown his quality and has been playing well in England for the past two seasons.

The 23-year-old Denmark international playmaker is one of the best players in the Premier League, and while he is not world class yet, it is only a matter of time before he becomes so.

In 2014-15, the former Ajax star scored 10 goals and created 83 chances in 38 league matches, while in the season prior to that he scored seven goals and created 68 chances in 25 league games.

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