RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen suggests Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is good enough to replace Andres Iniesta at Barcelona.

RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen has been quoted as saying by Goal.com that Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is good enough to replace Andres Iniesta at Barcelona.

Iniesta has stated that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, as quoted on BBC Sport.

The 33-year-old Spain international midfielder will depart Barca a legend, having won La Liga eight times, the Copa del Rey on six occasions and the Champions League four times.

RB Leipzig forward Poulsen plays with Eriksen for the Denmark national football team, and the 23-year-old, who is valued at €16.6 million (£14.64m) by CIES Football Observatory, believes that the Tottenham attacking midfielder is good enough to replace Iniesta at Barcelona, with Sport claiming of the Spanish giants’ interest in the former Ajax ace.

Goal.com quotes Poulsen as saying about Eriksen: “Of course there will be more competition at Barcelona than at Tottenham.

“He has got a very good standing at Tottenham right now and he has to ascertain if it is the right moment.

“Of course there will be a vacancy if Andres Iniesta leaves the club and Christian Eriksen has definitely the quality to compete on the highest level. Therefore I understand why Barcelona is interested in him.”

Quality midfielder

Eriksen is one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe and has been in superb form for Tottenham this season.

The 26-year-old, who earns £70,000 per week as salary at Spurs according to Sky Sports, has scored 10 goals and provided nine assists in 33 Premier League appearances for the North London this campaign.

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