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Bayern warned against signing “not good enough” Christian Eriksen from Spurs

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 18:14, 18 October 2019

Lothar Matthaus has described Christian Eriksen as “not good enough” for Bayern Munich amid transfer links with the Bundesliga champions.

The 27-year-old playmaker revealed his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer but a transfer from north London never transpired.

Eriksen’s future: Five key things to know…

  • Christian Eriksen told Danish publication Ekstra Bladet he wanted to “try something new” after last season.
  • He never got his wish and Eriksen’s present deal with Tottenham Hotspur expires in June 2020.
  • Since joining Spurs he’s been linked with a host of European super clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona.
  • Bayern Munich have been recently linked with the Danish playmaker.
  • Club legend Lothar Matthaus believes Eriksen is “not good enough” for the Bundesliga champions.

Eriksen subsequently began this season tentatively, registering one goal across 11 matches, and his future continues to be speculated especially with him in the final year of his Spurs contract.

Since joining from Dutch giants Ajax in 2013 the Dane has been linked with some of Europe’s grand teams including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Following the Lilywhites reaching their first European Cup final, Eriksen spoke about embarking on a new challenge, but there was no serious interest for his signature.

However, there have been reports of Bayern Munich making a move, but such a transfer has been rubbished by club legend Matthaus who feels Eriksen would not add much to Niko Kovac’s team.

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“I’ve been following the player for a long time and so far in 2019 he has disappointed me,” he told Sport1.

“A transfer to FC Bayern wouldn’t make sense in my view, and would be very surprising. If he’s not enough for Tottenham, he’s not good enough for Bayern. Uli Hoeness has also said before that Bayern doesn’t need any substitutes.

“Eriksen is a fine technician, a typical No.10, but he’s too slow and Niko Kovac likes fast players. In my view, Eriksen isn’t a player who can make the difference at the highest level. This coming summer, they should instead concentrate completely on the transfer of Kai Havertz.

“They also still have Philippe Coutinho, too, who plays outstandingly as a 10. You also can’t forget Thomas Müller, who can play every offensive position and shouldn’t be let go. I stand by my opinion: Eriksen makes no sense to me.”