Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen is worth a lot of money to Daniel Levy â€“ â‚¬225 million, according to a report in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan media outlet has claimed that the Spurs chief has issued the response after Barcelona were rumoured to be interested in the Danish superstar.
â€œIf PSG paid â‚¬222 million for Neymar, Christian Eriksen costs â‚¬225 million,â€ Mundo Deportivo states.
The Tottenham midfielder was the hero in Denmarkâ€™s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland, where he scored a hat-trick to send the Nordic country to the finals in Russia next summer.
Eriksen’s performance for his country, as well as for Mauricio Pochettinoâ€™s men, will have only increased an asking price for the player, should a possible suitor become interested in trying to prise him away from the White Hart Lane outfit.
According to the Spanish media outlet, Barcelona does not believe they will be able to arrange a transfer anytime soon, although technical director Robert Fernandez has been keeping a close eye on the Dane’s progress at Tottenham.
The Catalans have been spotted watching the midfielder on a number of separate occasions, whilst also reportedly maintaining an interest in Spurs’ England duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
The Tottenham midfielder is believed to be wanted at the Nou Camp as they struggled to get the signature of Phillippe Coutinho over the line from Liverpool, with the Dane an alternative.
However, a deal for Eriksen could prove to be even more difficult than the attempted one for the Brazilian maestro, as Tottenham chief Levy is known for being a tough negotiator and is not in a position where he has to sell his best players.