As we all know, Arturo Vidal moved to Bayern Munich from Juventus this summer and since then the Italians have been looking for a replacement without success. The Daily Mail reports that one of their targets is Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Chilean midfielder left after four successful seasons in Turin and signed for German champions Bayern Munich. To replace him, Juventus had planned on signing Oscar, but Mourinho said the 24-year-old was not for sale at any price. Later on, rumours were going around of a bid being accepted by Schalke for Julian Draxler however it seems like those rumours were not true as Draxler is still a Schalke player.
Still without their ideal replacement for their star midfielder, Juventus are now reportedly interested in Ramires and Christian Eriksen in addition to Julian Draxler.
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Will Tottenham let him go?
Ever since he arrived from Ajax back in 2013, Eriksen showed great quality and proved to become a key player for Spurs. He features in every game and has become a fan favourite due to his last minute winners, most notably free kicks, over the past two seasons.
Throughout this transfer window, we've already seen how Tottenham handled with clubs that wanted to buy their key players; once with Manchester United for Hugo Lloris, and again from Harry Kane. It seems very unlikely that Tottenham would sell the Danish playmaker and even if they were willing to do so, Juventus would be better off looking somewhere else as his price-tag would be enormous.
It would be a safer bet to try and go for a player such as Ramires who doesn't seem to as key to Chelsea as Eriksen is to Tottenham however the Danish player seems like he is Juventus' priority.
A good move for Eriksen?
The Danish midfielder has played for Ajax and Tottenham in his senior career and has done well at both those clubs. With new interest from a club as big as Juventus, he might want to consider moving on and start a new challenge in Italy.
This seems to be a great move for Eriksen as he moves from an English team that competes for the top four every year to last year's Champions League finalists. With midfielders like Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio already in the team and Juventus usually playing a 4-3-3 formation, Eriksen would have no problem imposing himself as a key player there.
As an attacking player, Eriksen would definitely fit Juventus' similarly attacking style alongside other new additions of Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala.
The perfect Vidal replacement?
Vidal was the heart of Juventus' midfield, capable of both great attacking and defensive prowesses. Eriksen is definitely very good at getting forward and making the right passes as well as at set pieces, but is he really the midfielder Juventus need when they already have Paul Pogba who plays a similar role?
With the new addition of Sami Khedira, it makes sense that Juventus are looking for an attacking midfielder but it just doesn't seem right to sign a player such as Eriksen.
Juventus fans, do you want him as the Vidal replacement? Would he be able to take the pressure and be successful? Let us know in the comments below.
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