Report: Tottenham choose Napoli's Piotr Zielinski as potential Christian Eriksen replacement

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 12, 2019 in...

Real Madrid target Eriksen is facing an uncertain future at Spurs and the Premier League outfit could reportedly turn to Zielinski if he leaves.

Piotr Zielinski of Poland looks on during the UEFA Nations League A group three match between Portugal and Poland at Estadio Don Afonso Henriques on November 20, 2018 in Guimaraes,...

Piotr Zielinski has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur on countless occasions over the last few years. And little has changed with the January transfer window well underway.

According to CalcioNapoli24, Spurs are big fans of the Napoli midfielder and see him as the heir to Christian Eriksen in North London.


Eriksen is facing an uncertain future right now with Real Madrid interested, while Spurs have so far failed to extend a contract that only has a year left to run.

But, regardless of whether the Danish playmaker stays or goes, it seems unlikely that Zielinski will be playing his football under Mauricio Pochettino in the near future.

Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur and Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at...

The 24-year-old, who has a £60 million release clause in his current contract, is willing to commit his long-term future to the Serie A giants by signing a new deal until 2024.

The former Udinese and Empoli man has started 16 league games under Carlo Ancelotti and CalcioNapoli24 points out that he is very happy with life at the Stadio San Paolo.

But you can see why Tottenham would be interested, given that he shares a number of similarities with Eriksen. Il Mattino claimed in the summer of 2017 that Spurs had failed with a £25 million bid and Zielinski would cost a lot more these days.

Piotr Zielinski of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and Torino FC at Stadio San Paolo on May 6, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

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