Former Tottenham Hotspur player Danny Murphy has expressed the view that his old team should be looking to sign a creative midfielder in January.
The London side signed Denmark’s Christian Eriksen in 2013 from Ajax in a deal reportedly worth £11 million and the 24-year-old was an instant hit at White Hart Lane, scoring seven goals in his debut Premier League season.
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After a slow start to this season, the playmaker has started to show the form he was in when he joined, scoring twice in Spurs’ 5-0 thrashing of Swansea City and netting two goals in their 3-0 win against Hull City.
“Christian Eriksen is starting to deliver again for Tottenham. He is a super player but earlier in the season, he was not producing enough for the quality he has,” Murphy explained to the Evening Standard.
“It is changing now. He scored twice against Hull and Swansea. There was the great strike at Chelsea and suddenly, he has five goals and four assists for the campaign.
“I still feel Spurs would benefit from adding another creative player but how do they find someone better than what they have, especially in January?”
Tottenham bought Erik Lamela at the same time as Erisken, however, he is yet to make the desired impact in London.
Mauricio Pochettino signed five new players over the summer in an attempt to improve the squad that managed a third-place finish in last year’s Premier League standings.
Spurs are currently in fifth, having only lost to rivals Manchester United and present table-toppers Chelsea.