The boos rained down on Christian Eriksen when he came off the pitch against Liverpool at the weekend in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss. The Danish midfielder put in another subpar performance giving the ball away needlessly multiple times. Eriksen’s contract impasse with Tottenham Hotspur is well-known at the moment and his days are numbered in north London.
Eriksen’s days are numbered but according to reports on Monday, Tottenham Hotspur are possibly ready to replace the outgoing Dane. Eriksen is likely to join Barcelona or Real Madrid in the summer on a free transfer but so far, he has looked like he is simply playing out his final days in a Tottenham shirt. Inter Milan have also popped up as a potential transfer destination for Eriksen. Right now, it looks like Eriksen is the only one that knows where he is going.
Is a Christian Eriksen replacement on the way?
With Christian Eriksen ready to play out his final six months at Tottenham Hotspur, the club is working on a loan deal for midfielder Gedson Fernandes. The midfielder is due to spend the next 18 months at Tottenham Hotspur on loan. His arrival will enable the club to cover for the loss of Eriksen without dipping into the transfer market and buying a new player.
Tottenham Hotspur have already got one midfielder on loan, Giovani Lo Celso. However, the Argentine has been barely given a chance at the club. Lo Celso was one of the best attacking midfielders in La Liga last season for Real Betis and was linked with a move to Real Madrid. Since arriving at Tottenham Hotspur, he has played in just 12 league matches for a total of 354 minutes scoring no goals or tallying an assist.
Fernandes could go into the Tottenham Hotspur side this weekend when they face Watford at Vicarage Road. It could be Eriksen that makes way for the 21-year-old player.
Tottenham Hotspur have lost Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko to long-term leg injuries. Fernandes will, on paper, fill in for Sissoko and company in the centre of the park. While Sissoko is out long-term, summer transfer record signing Tanguy Ndombele is currently out injured as well. Ndombele has been a bust since arriving at the club despite scoring two goals and adding an assist in 15 appearances in the Premier League.
So, what can Spurs fans expect from Gedson Fernandes?
The potential Christian Eriksen replacement has appeared in just seven Portuguese Liga Nos matches this term. Anyone expecting Fernandes to be a big star ready to step into the team may need to think again. The midfielder tallied just 213 minutes in the Portuguese Liga Nos, scoring zero goals and failing to tally an assist.
Fernandes was high on the transfer radar of West Ham as well. However, he chose to join Tottenham Hotspur. Fernandes is familiar with the Champions League having played twice for Benfica in the group stage. Fernandes came through the Benfica youth set up previously playing for Benfica B before making his debut for the senior side.
Fernandes could have ample opportunity to make a mark on Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho should give his countryman plenty of chances to impress in the second half of the Premier League and Champions League seasons.