Brentford receive Christian Eriksen boost with Spurs agreeing £25million deal for transfer target
Brentford will be encouraged by news that Spurs are closing in on Yves Bissouma.
Tottenham are looking to freshen up things in the middle of the park, and are likely to retain both Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski, who both impressed while on-loan from Juventus.
The addition of Malian midfielder Yves Bissouma means they will have three new midfielders, and will most likely not be going in for Christian Eriksen, who still has a decision to make.
Eriksen has been Brentford’s major transfer target as he illuminated their season and brought the best out of every player, which led to a strong finish to the campaign.
The fact that Spurs have gone out and splashed the cash on another midfielder leaves two major front runners, Brentford and Manchester United.
Both are unable to provide Champions League football this season, though United will be able to offer the Europa League and a heftier pay cheque.
Brentford though have a place in Eriksen’s heart, given they were the team that gave him a route back into football after his cardiac arrest at the Euros.
The Dane will feel at home in the mini Copenhagen Thomas Frank is building in west London, and the fans absolutely adore him.
The Bees are also able to guarantee him playing time.
The fact that they are willing to rip up their wage structure to try and keep him for at least another season is proof that he will worshipped in west London if he was to stay for at least another season.
Manager Thomas Frank admitted that fans would erect a statue for the Dane if he were to stay at the club: “Either he signs with us and everyone is going to be happy and the fans will build a statue of him outside the stadium in two or three years’ time.
“Or he goes to a bigger level and fans will applaud him and we will all say: ‘Thank you for this time, go forward’.”
Eriksen is currently away on international duty with Denmark and it will be interesting to see where the pendulum swings now.