Tottenham should consider Barca star with Eriksen's future uncertain


Tottenham need more options in the attacking midfield area, and Barcelona's Rafinha would be an ideal acquisition.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the gameTottenham's Christian Eriksen

Tottenham began their Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw at Everton on Saturday, but the build up to the game was dominated by news of Christian Eriksen's reportedly extortionate wage demands (The Sun).

With Daniel Levy's reputation as a fiercely stubborn negotiator, it is highly unlikely that the Dane will receive a new deal that would pay anywhere near the salary he expects.

Eriksen has just two-years remaining on his current deal at Spurs, so the player and the club will have some big decisions to make next summer regarding his future.

Whether he ends up staying or leaving, Mauricio Pochettino should consider bringing in Barcelona's fringe player Rafinha.


The Brazilian would either provide fantastic competition for Eriksen if he stays, or would be the ideal replacement should the Dane eventually leave the club.

Rafinha is incredibly gifted and has impeccable technique, which is unsurprising considering his education at Barca's highly famed talent production factory that is La Masia.

He has a wonderful first touch, and exemplary vision, along with the ability to play the killer pass.

The Brazilian also possesses a fierce shot, and it not afraid to chance his luck from distance.


With the amount of world-class players amongst the Barcelona squad, Rafinha has found it hard to break into the side, and a move away from the club could offer him the opportunity to realise his true potential.

When Eriksen is missing from the Spurs side, they seem to lack a certain level of creativity and guile in the final third, and the acquisition of Rafinha would give Pochettino another option when the Dane is out injured, or indeed if he ends up leaving the club permanently.

The Brazilian is contracted at the Nou Camp until 2020, but with him being considered as merely a back-up to the first-team, Tottenham would surely have a good chance of prising him away from the Catalan giants.

Signing Rafinha would instantly improve the Spurs squad, and enhance their chances of competing for the Premier League title.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 

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