Barcelona’s Neymar replacement search
The story of the summer in the transfer market is Neymar’s move from Barcelona to PSG.
The ‘transfer of the century’ has left a giant hole in the Catalan XI, and Barca are scrambling to fill the void before the start of the La Liga season.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho looks like he could be the man to head to the Camp Nou.
He’s handed in a transfer request at Anfield, and not everyone believes he’s being honest about a current back problem.
The alternative to Coutinho is Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele. He’s been suspended by BVB this weekend.
Spurs fans worry about Christian Eriksen
Tottenham got off to a winning start to the season on Sunday, winning 2-0 away at Newcastle.
After a goalless first half, Dele Alli opened the scoring from a brilliant Christian Eriksen assist.
Dele Alli gets Spurs off the mark in the 2017/18 Premier League season! Sky Sports Premier League now. https://t.co/liyLUNU4HN
— Sky Sports PL 👑 (@SkySportsPL) August 13, 2017
Eriksen was also involved in a fabulous Spurs attack for the second, which was finished by left-back Ben Davies.
As Spurs proved their still as good as in 2016-17, Tottenham fans began worrying about Eriksen.
What if Barcelona turn their attentions to the Dane?
Since having arrived at White Hart Lane in 2013 from Ajax, 25-year-old attacking midfielder Eriksen has cemented himself as one of the Premier League’s most creative talents.
Last season he contributed 8 goals and 15 assists in the Premier League. In recent days rumours have linked him with a move to the Camp Nou.
Now he has two assists in this season’s opener. Is he too good for Tottenham?
Tweets from worrying Spurs fans about Eriksen’s future are below.
— Ollie Cross (@Ollie_Cross) August 13, 2017
In other news Barcelona better stay away from Eriksen ffs, crucial player we can't be without pic.twitter.com/8zvDhDf7VH
— Baran (@BaranCOYS) August 13, 2017
Spurs fans praying Barcelona don't notice how good Eriksen is…
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) August 13, 2017
I don’t understand why Barcelona is so intent on signing Coutino when a more influential Christian Eriksen could surely be lured away.
— b_wildered2 (@b_wildered2) August 13, 2017
Barcelona should perhaps drop their chase for Coutinho and start looking at Christian Eriksen.
— The Xhaka Role (@Xhaka_Role) August 13, 2017
Imagine we chased Eriksen all summer instead Coutinho, signed Seri instead Paulinho & signed Dembele. That's what competent club would do.
— Josip (@jperkovic93) August 13, 2017
— Jamie Clark (@JamieClarkSport) August 13, 2017
Eriksen is the player Barcelona should be chasing not Coutinho
— KING (@truenene) August 13, 2017
#bbcfootball Is Eriksen trying to do it all himself to impress Barcelona?
— Paul Salmon (@paulthefish123) August 13, 2017
Que pase de Eriksen… madre mia
— Barça (@FC_Barcelona50) August 13, 2017
Christian Eriksen has now recorded 12 assists in 2017; more than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 13, 2017