Paris Saint-Germain are expected to launch an audacious £100 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer, according to The Express.
The Ligue 1 outfit have identified the Dane as one of their top targets after yet another stellar season in a Spurs shirt.
Eriksen has been superb in the Lilywhites’ midfield, contributing a total of 14 goals and 13 assists in his 44 appearances across all competitions.
His link up play with the attacking talents of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min has been crucial to the way that Tottenham have operated over the past three years.
There has been clear progression on the field in that time and manager Mauricio Pochettino is on the cusp of guiding his men to a third-straight top-four finish in the Premier League, which would guarantee Champions League football next term.
However, Spurs are still without silverware since 2008 having seen their last remaining hope ended in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United last month.
And whilst Tottenham have been widely praised for bringing through younger players and promoting an attack-minded mentality, a move to PSG or another of Europe’s big hitters may give Eriksen a more realistic shot at major honours.
The French side have romped to their domestic league title but remain frustrated in their pursuit of a maiden Champions League success, which would symbolise their arrival as a true continental force.
With Eriksen’s passing and shooting ability, allied to his set-piece prowess, he is seen as a player who could help to bridge the gap to the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Any talk of the 26-year-old moving on will likely be put on hold until after the World Cup this summer and for now he will be focused on finishing the season strongly at club level.
Tottenham have three matches remaining in the top flight, with a visit to Newcastle United and home match against Leicester City to come after Saturday’s clash with West Bromwich Albion.