The Danish media seem to really want Barcelona to make a move for Christian Eriksen. The potential destination pops up every now and again in Denmark, so an English rumour about actual Barcelona interest has been taken seriously.
It’s almost certainly nonsense, as the Danish media have already been told, but it’s not going anywhere. Eriksen to Barcelona isn’t even a thing in the rumour hungry Catalan press, which probably tells you all you need to know about the situation.
The back page of Friday’s Ekstra Bladet is all about the Tottenham star’s potential price. Y’know, should Barcelona make a move.
Figures have been taken from the CIES, the Fifa funded ‘football observatory’ boffin sanctuary, to state the value of Tottenham’s Eriksen is €70m.
That’s great, but the bigger problem for the Danish dream would be that, right now, there doesn’t appear to be even the tiniest bit of genuine Barcelona interest. Eriksen isn’t even on the long lists produced by the Catalan media, and these can sometimes contain 10 players per position.
This isn’t because Eriksen isn’t rated, it’s because the balance between desirability and price isn’t right for Barcelona.
Of course, things could change, but Tottenham’s tough transfer reputation, coupled with Barcelona not being keen right now, suggests they won’t.