Barcelona’s back-up option, Christian Eriksen

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The Blaugrana targeted Tottenham’s midfielder. The Danish playmaker is a viable option for the Spanish giant

NEWS BARCELONA TOTTENHAM ERIKSEN / Top European sides chase top world stars. Barcelona is ready to splurge money between January and the summer transfer window. Reportedly, Christian Eriksen is on Valverde's agenda as well. Although the Spanish giant chased and it is still chasing Liverpool FC's Philippe Coutinho, the Blaugrana already have a backup option. 

Last summer, the Merseysiders crashed Barcelona's dream to sign the Brazilian offensive midfielder refusing €140 million. The Spanish side is still thinking about signing the player but if the British side will be reluctant again, Valverde has another plan.

Barcelona, Valverde eyes Eriksen to replace Iniesta

Barcelona boss targeted Christian Eriksen. Tottenham's midfielder is doing great things in the U.K. Recently, he led his national team to 2018 World Cup qualifying scoring a hattrick in the last match. Calciomercato.it further analyzed if Eriksen can be considered the top Danish player in history.

Spanish outlet 'Don Balon' reported on Barcelona's interest in the midfielder. Eriksen's transfer value seems to be very similar to that of the Brazilian talent. According to 'CIES Football Observatory', the playmaker could be traded out for €104 million. In the current campaign, he made 18 appearances scoring four goals and four assists with Tottenham. His contract is set to expire on June 30, 2020.

Christian Eriksen could be good to replace Iniesta as well. Although the Spain International has renewed his commitment to the club until 2020, the player is turning 34. Barcelona is also chasing Mesut Ozil, another player that has refused to extend his contract with his current club and that could be brought to Spain for free.