Barcelona inch closer to signing Andres Iniesta's replacement
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Barcelona inch closer to signing Andres Iniesta’s replacement

Andres Iniesta teases the world about his future at Barcelona after record victory

The Catalans have received a huge boost in their efforts to find Andres Iniesta’s replacement after Tottenham’s recent transfer activities.

Andres Iniesta looks all set to leave Barcelona as he is still hungry for more game time. Barcelona board are hence facing the most difficult job of replacing the midfield maestro. But they have received a huge boost in their quest after Tottenham’s have been reportedly searching for a Christian Eriksen’s replacement.

Eriksen to replace Iniesta?

According to the reports in El Gol Digital, Spurs are in the market to find the replacement for the Denmark international. The London club has shortlisted Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes as Barcelona look to steal Eriksen away from the Lillywhites. Despite signing Philippe Coutinho in January, the Catalans are looking for someone who can boss the midfield like Iniesta. Hence, the Tottenham midfielder was dubbed as a perfect replacement for the Spaniard.

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As the Iniesta’s time at the Camp Nou is coming to an end, Barcelona are knocking on the Tottenham’s doors for Eriksen. Barcelona’s interest has forced the London club to find the replacement for their star player. Spurs have identified Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes to replace Eriksen. The 23-year old has performed exceptionally for the Portuguese club, scoring 8 goals and assisting 5 in 28 Primeira Liga appearances.

Eriksen, on the other hand, has grown into one of the best midfielders since joined Spurs in 2013. The 26-year old has been an integral part of Pochettino’s side and has 7 goals and 8 assists under his belt in 29 Premier League appearances this season. Eriksen’s two thunderous strikes against Swansea in FA Cup recently helped Spurs to seal the semi-final berth in the competition.

The Dane midfielder will be in the action tonight, as Spurs take on Chelsea in the Premier League. The London derby will be crucial for both the teams in their pursuit of top four finish.

Author’s Take:

It is almost impossible to replace Don Iniesta. But Christian Eriksen comes closer in that regards with his passing and control of the ball. Just the fact that Eriksen is considered as Iniesta’s replacement speaks a lot about Dane’s abilities. It will be a great signing for Barcelona if they can finalize it, but it won’t be an easy one as Spurs will definitely try to take their best player to the New White Hart Lane.

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