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Why Phillipe Coutino’s role at Barcelona is key to Eriksen’s switch?

09:01, 03 Jun 2018

The possible transfer of Tottenham FC player Christian Eriksen to Barcelona this summer is once again hitting the Catalan press headlines. For some time now, rumors have been rife that Eriksen will possibly move to the Camp Nou. 

Regardless of these rumors, Eriksen star has been shining this season and there is little indication of the Danish International switching from Tottenham to Barcelona anytime now. However, according to Sport newspaper, Barcelona is eyeing the player as a plan B. 

Top of the Barcelona transfer list this summer is Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. And it is well documented that Barcelona will have to chunk 100 million euros as from July 1 according to Griezmann’s release clause. However, the question is. Does Griezmann fit Barcelona rebuilding process this summer? 

According to Sport, Barcelona FC is concerned about who will replace Andres Iniesta, and they are looking to boost their drained midfield options after his departure this summer. This is why Eriksen remains a good plan B if they do not land Griezmann. 

Back in January, Barca signed former Liverpool player Philippe Courtino as a replacement for Iniesta. But this role is likely to be handed to Eriksen because Coutinho can play as part of the front three attack along Luis Suarez and Leo Messi this coming season. And this will open up Barca’s midfield for Eriksen. 

For now, it is a wait and see situation if Tottenham will sell one of its prized assets in Ericksen, whose contract ends in 2020?

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