After failing to secure any new signings this summer, the last thing that Tottenham want is to lose any key individuals before the end of the month.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino failed to land any new faces before the deadline for English clubs last week, although they showed that perhaps their strength comes from their consistency in the side with a 2-1 win over Newcastle United on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
However, having been unable to add quality and depth to his squad this summer, the last thing that the Argentine tactician will want is to see a key player leave this month and face a wait until January at the earliest to replace him given the deadline has now passed in England.
According to The Express, that’s exactly what Tottenham could face as Paris Saint-Germain are being linked with making a £100m bid for playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The 26-year-old has been one of the stand-out players for Spurs since he joined from Ajax in 2013, bagging 41 goals and providing 52 assists in 172 Premier League appearances.
With that in mind, losing the influential creative ace would be a major blow for the club as they look to continue to kick on and compete for major honours moving forward as he has been an important cog alongside the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane in the final third.
The transfer window in France remains open until August 31, but with their hands tied in terms of identifying and signing a replacement immediately, it surely makes little sense for Tottenham to even entertain the idea of letting Eriksen leave in the next fortnight.
In turn, it would be no surprise if PSG’s advances are rejected for the time being at least, with Eriksen still forming a fundamental part of Tottenham’s push to improve.