By Danny Wright
Jermaine Jenas has warned Tottenham that European giants like Barcelona and Real Madrid will soon be turning their attention to star midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The 25-year-old showcased a series of dazzling displays last season for Spurs and continued that trend on Sunday when he supplied two assists in his side’s 2-0 win at Newcastle.
It was understood that the La Liga titans would have to spend over £100million to try and prise Eriksen away from north London, and BBC Sport pundit Jenas believes that is certainly a possibility for the future if he continues his top form.
“Rightly so,” said Jenas when told of Barcelona’s reported interest in Eriksen on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday, as shown on the programme’s official Twitter account. “You have to look at Christian Eriksen’s progression and it’s very similar to someone like Luka Modric.
“Erkisen obviously had a good time at Ajax, he was a young player, he came to Spurs and he’s developed and he’s developed into a player of importance.
“You can see that the big clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona will be circling soon.”
"Not that I want to worry Spurs fans, but…"
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 13, 2017
Dele Alli and Ben Davies managed to get the goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they got their 2017/18 Premier League campaign off to a fine start against a Newcastle team that finished the game with 10 men thanks to Jonjo Shelvey’s red card.
England international Alli is largely touted as one of the most promising players in top-flight and that has led the Sunday Express to claim that Barcelona are also looking to snap him up this summer in the wake of Neymar’s £198million move to Paris St. Germain.