English Premier League hopeful Tottenham Hotspur FC is considering a move for Portugal rising star Adrien Silva as a likely replacement for Chrsitian Eriksen. The Sporting Lisbon player was in action when Portual breezed to a stunning Euro 2016 title win, earning commendation for his effort.
There are reports that Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino is set to make a bid of £13 million for the player, with L’Equipe confirming as well. Italian news outlet Gazzetta World claim that Serie A club AC Milan is interested in landing the player as well.
The Sun claim that Spurs can only buy the Portuguese player after selling Eriksen. For this to happen, players like Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason could also exit the club this summer. Bentaleb has been linked to a transfer to Italian side Lazio possibly on a loan deal, and AFC Bournemouth were reported to have been assessing a £6 million move for Mason back in May. There is no news on the move for now.
Silva is wanted as a replacement for Eriksen as reports say the agent for the Spurs player asked that the club increase the wages of the player by £118,000 per week to £150,000. With fans having raved at the performances of Silva at Lisbon for many years, and Portugal winning Euro 2016, there is a fresh buzz around him. If you fancy seeing him in action with Portugal then this link shows the latest ticket availability.
The Denmark international took to popular online platform Twitter to denounce the rumours. He posted from his personal handle @ChrisEriksen8 saying: “Not the result we wanted! But still one point and great support from the fans. And don’t believe everything u read on the internet,” referring to the draw Spurs played in their first game of the season.
His agent Martin Schoots told London Evening Standard that if money were such an important thing, Eriksen would have moved to Ajax. He also added that with clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea and Milan available, Eriksen wouldn’t have moved to Tottenham three years ago.