Tottenham Hotspur have had an awful season so far and are performing below the expectations considering they were UEFA Champions League runner-ups during the 2018/19 campaign. But manager Mauricio Pochettino knows he has to turn things around, and will look to add reinforcements during the upcoming January transfer window.
According to a report from El Desmarque, parting ways with Christian Eriksen could be the alternative to acquire solid, first-team players quickly. The Spanish outlet has mentioned Real Madrid are keen to make a move for the Denmark international and they would be open to add both Brahim Diaz and Isco in any potential transfer.
That wouldn’t be enough, though. The Spurs are also looking at the possibility of making a move for Barcelona midfielder Carles Aleña. The homegrown playmaker has fallen down the pecking order at the Camp Nou, and he is eager for first-team minutes. Tottenham could represent a short-term solution, as the Spurs do not have a player with his skill set on the current squad.
Neither of these three players would replace Eriksen, but the Danish midfielder has been far from his best form this season. He seems distracted due to the transfer rumours surrounding him and, with that in mind, perhaps an exit could be the best way to go. Especially if Tottenham can get solid players – as well as a decent transfer fee – in return.