Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspurs is ready to make one of those key decisions top football talents face at one point or the other in their career. He has been prolific at White Hart Lane.
As the fans said their goodbyes to the stadium at the end of this season, it seems that would also be the last time they see the Dane. Since his arrival in the summer of 2013, Eriksen has been growing from strength to strength. This season, he proved what an important player he is to the young and dynamic team led by Mauricio Pochettino.
He helped the team finish second in the Premier League, with him contributing 12 goals and helping teammates get theirs 23 times. He deservingly nicked the Tottenham Player of the Year award as fans voted.
A player, who had an unsuccessful trial at the Nou Camp while a youngster, is flattered that the same side want him now. He said that not many can say no to the Spanish side but then he gave an interesting talk about the forms of interests clubs can have in players.
Eriksen hinted that he would remain for two to three years before he exits. He says he sees himself playing football at the highest level, either in Tottenham or elsewhere. More of a euphemism for let’s see what all my work would achieve before I go elsewhere for the titles.
Barcelona are keen to return to their revered form where they sweep all the available titles, leaving fans and foes in awe. This season their rivals Real Madrid did more of that but Blaugrana want to be ready before next season. They have been linked to several players as they intensify their reforms even as new coach Ernesto Velverde settles in.