Pundit Paul Robison has played down rumours linking Leeds United with a move for Christian Eriksen this summer.
The soon-to-be free agent is considering a number of Premier League contract offers this summer, including from Manchester United, Newcastle United and Everton.
Brentford signed the Denmark international in January on a short-term deal until the end of the season after the Italian Serie A rules forced Inter Milan to terminate his contract in December. And the 30-year-old playmaker enjoyed a successful spell in West London, featuring in 11 Premier League games for the Bees, scoring once and providing four assists.
And according to journalist Ben Jacobs, the Whites have joined in on the auction for his signature this summer which Robinson has strongly played down considering the calibre of clubs on offer for the midfielder.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, he said:
“It’s a pipe dream, they’ve got no chance of signing him. Yes, as much as Leeds are a big club, they’re not competing with Tottenham and Manchester United for players’ signatures.
“Tottenham are offering Champions League football and Man United are offering Europa League football and they’re also one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“As much as it’s nice to be linked with players like that. I can’t see it being anything more than just a link. I don’t see at all where the link is with Eriksen and Leeds. Jesse Marsch has got no relevance to Eriksen, he’s got no relevance to the city whatsoever and can Leeds offer what Man United, Tottenham and Brentford can offer? Probably not.”
TIF thoughts on Robinson’s comments…
Considering the contracts on offer for Eriksen from the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle, we agree with Robison in that Leeds certainly have no chance of signing the 115-time Danish international star this summer.
Whilst signing Eriksen would be a dream piece of business for Jesse Marsch, it’s incredibly important that the Whites do not waste their time pursuing ambitious deals.
The club is in need of a fresh approach and rebuild which Marsch has already successfully gotten underway so far this summer in order to avoid another relegation battle next term, and that must be their priority this summer.
And it is apparent those at Brentford want Eriksen to put pen to paper on a new deal with Pontus Jansson saying: “Hopefully he stays. He is a world-class player.”