Is news about Andres Iniesta bad news for Tottenham Hotspur?
Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta looks set to leave the Catalan club for China this summer.
According to AS, the 33-year-old, who turns 34 next month, will be plying his trade with Super League side Chongqing Dangdai Lifan next season.
The Blaugrana now have the unenviable task of replacing the World Cup-winning midfielder – who, according to The Sun, will earn around £600,000 per week in China – and it could be bad news for Tottenham Hotspur.
Christian Eriksen has long been linked with a move to Camp Nou and Barcelona’s urgency to sign the Tottenham playmaker might increase dramatically over the coming weeks.
Eriksen, who was named in the Premier League’s Team of the Season this week, is reported by Danish outlet BT to have asked agent Bayram Tutumlu – who does not represent him – how he would go about securing a summer move to a bigger club.
And the news of Iniesta’s imminent departure might just open the door for the Spurs star, even though fans would hate to lose him.
Eriksen hasn’t won a trophy in his five-year stint in North London and losing to Manchester United in this afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley would prolong Tottenham’s drought for another 12 months.