Juventus are interested in signing Christian Eriksen from Spurs.
According to a report from AS, Juventus are interested in signing wantaway Spurs star Christian Eriksen.
Over the past couple of transfer windows, Juventus have conducted some very shrewd business.
They have acquired Emre Can, Aaron Ramsey, and Adrien Rabiot, all on free transfers.
They have not been afraid to splash the cash either, with the 99 million Euro signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
So what to do about Christian Eriksen. He only has one year left on his contract at Spurs.
While there was expected to be a barrage of suiters, nobody has come forward.
The plan from tough negotiator and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was to start an auction and get as close to the 130 million he was asking for last year.
This has not materialised.
So the stance now is, to try and offload the Danish International for as much as possible. Try and convince him to sign a new contract, or let him run his current deal down and leave on a free.
Let us start with option 2. Spurs have apparently offered Eriksen a new double your money deal, with a buy out clause. The rumour is he has rejected the offer.
Option 3, is the very worst-case scenario for Levy and Spurs. The idea of losing Eriksen and Alderweireld free transfers next summer would be disastrous.
So back to option 1, get as much as he can now for the player.
The only problem with this is nobody is enquiring and with the English window closed, they cannot sign a replacement until the earliest January.
After Eriksen came off the bench in the opening game against Aston Villa to inspire a remarkable comeback, he is too important to lose.
This is where Juventus are masters in the art of wheeling and dealing.
Juventus have money to spend, of that we can be sure. They have spent almost 190 million this summer but brought in over 200 million in sales.
Apparently, Eriksen is on Sarri’s wanted list. The scenario is tailor-made for Juve’s transfer tactics.
If Juve signs him now, what they pay they will save in free transfer signing on bonuses.
If they wait until next year, they will get him for free, and although he will command a hefty salary, they can spread his cost over five or six years.