Everton are interested in signing Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The Lowdown: Staggering Comeback
When Inter Milan terminated his contract following his cardiac arrest at the Euros, many people assumed that it was the end for the 30-year-old at high-end football.
However, the Denmark international would sign a six-month deal with Thomas Frank’s side in January, and transform the Bees’ season.
Before his first game, the west London club were 17th in the table and only one point above relegation, but the former Spurs playmaker dragged his side away from relegation, eventually finishing 13th, 11 points clear of 18th.
If the season started from the midfield maestro’s first appearance, Brentford would be sixth.
The Latest: Everton in Battle for Eriksen
“I know there’s interest from at least two Premier League clubs, we believe he wants to play in the Champions League.
“I was told that his family are quite settled in London, that would obviously link him to Tottenham, we’ve heard Everton as a potential destination.
“My hunch is that he will leave Brentford, although I know some journalists in Denmark have said that he will stay because he owe them a debt of gratitude.”
The Verdict: Much Needed
In just a short space of time the Ajax Academy graduate has become an integral part to the way Frank’s side plays.
He is the metronome of the team, averaging the most passes per game and his 2.7 key passes per game is more than double Ivan Toney’s, who is the next highest (WhoScored).
In fact, only Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold have created more key passes per game.
The attacking midfielder’s performances have led to widespread praise, especially from his manager, who called him “unbelievable” in April.
“Christian is a top player, an unbelievable character and he brings quality and calmness to the team,” Frank stated post-match. “You can give it to Christian and he’ll always find a solution. We never knew how quick it would take to get to this level but it’s impressive how quick.”
The Toffees really need a player like that after a disappointing season in front of goal. The Merseyside club has only scored 43 goals, and only Norwich created less big chances than them this campaign.
Getting a playmaker in this summer, therefore, is a must for Frank Lampard, and Eriksen for free would be a great signing.
AND in other news, Lampard must axe Coleman by unleashing Everton’s “amazing” 20 y/o gem…