Nabil Fekir would be great replacement for Christian Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur

Nabil Fekir (R) of Olympique Lyon fights for the ball with goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo Andres of Villarreal CF during the UEFA Europa League 2017-18 Round of 32 (2nd leg) match between...

Tottenham Hotspur face the frightening prospect of losing Christian Eriksen, but Nabil Fekir would be a superb replacement.

Lyon's midfielder Nabil Fekir during the Friendly match between Sporting CP and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 23, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.

If Tottenham Hotspur manage to bring in Nabil Fekir then his arrival may well be worth losing Christian Eriksen for.

According to Le Parisien, Tottenham are keen to snap up Fekir from Lyon in the summer, but his arrival would surely only happen if Eriksen was to depart.

Lyon want big money for the forward, who nearly left to join Liverpool for £53 million last year (Telegraph), and Tottenham would surely only pay that if they needed a replacement for Eriksen.

The Danish playmaker has been a key part of Spurs’ team over a number of years, but his future is currently in doubt, as he has just over a year left on his contract.

 

There have been suggestions that Eriksen could move to Real Madrid in the summer.

Tottenham now seem to be making contingency plans, with Fekir arguably the highest profile name to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer.

Fekir is a much different player to Eriksen, as he possesses more pace, but isn’t quite as talented a passer as the Spurs man.

Lyon's French midfielder Nabil Fekir reacts after missing a goal during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice, on May 19, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in...

If Fekir was to arrive in north London then Mauricio Pochettino would have to alter Spurs’ style, but his signing would be hugely exciting.

The French international is blessed with such speed and creativity that he may not just replace Eriksen - he could well be an upgrade.

Fekir arguably poses a greater goal threat to defences than Eriksen, and Spurs would have such speed to attack teams with if he was to arrive.

If Tottenham could add Fekir to an attack already containing Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli then it would be a frightening prospect for any opposition side.

And although Eriksen’s loss will hurt Spurs, if Fekir came in then they may just have found a way to improve their team.

Nabil Fekir (C) of Olympique Lyon battles for the ball with Javier Fuego Martinez, Javi Fuego (L) and Rodrigo Hernandez Cascante, Rodri, of Villarreal CF during the UEFA Europa League 2017-...

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