Agent Makes Claim Over Tottenham Star
Tottenham Hotspur winger Christian Eriksen is wanted by Barcelona. That’s if agent Bayram Tutumlu is to be believed.
Rumours about a move for the Denmark international have been bubbling away for the past year or so. However, the signing of Philippe Coutinho by the La Liga side appears to have scuppered Eriksen’s chances of a move as if for now.
Tutumlu revealed the news of Barcelona’s continuing interest in an interview with the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet. The only problem is that Tutumlu isn’t Eriksen’s agent – Martin Schoots is.
“I was invited to see Christian Eriksen in London in September, even though he was having a renovation of the house, and here he asked me what to do to get to a bigger club,” Tutumlu said.
“I told him that a bigger club wants him. When I visited Barcelona with my associate Evren Sahin and Brøndby’s owner Jan Bech Andersen, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said that Christian Eriksen became the next big player from Denmark after Michael Laudrup. So I told Eriksen that Barcelona wants him.
“I also told Christian Eriksen that Barcelona is looking at more things when buying a player, not just his football qualities. And it ended with the fact that they bought Coutinho instead. This is because alone, his agent has destroyed it for him.
“But I’m still talking with Christian Eriksen, and I’ve told him that if he wants a bigger club, it’s not going to happen through that agent. I do not want to mention his agent’s name because it hurts me as much as he has ruined Christian Eriksen.
“Fortunately for Christian Eriksen, his father is a good guy who does not interfere in his career, such as Kasper Dolberg’s father does. Everything was ready for Kasper Dolberg to switch to a big Spanish club, but his father destroyed it. His father hurt him a lot. But I have warned Christian Eriksen to not make the same mistake as Daniel Agger.”
Finally, Tulumbu made the claim that he has already discussed Eriksen’s situation with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
“It may be that the football world is huge for you, but it’s just a handful for me. I can find him a good club, as I have done with Michael Laudrup. I have also met with Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy a month ago, so I know what it takes for Christian Eriksen to move on.”