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Is Christian Eriksen a better choice for Barcelona than Philippe Coutinho?

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Barcelona have had a tumultuous last few months with Premier League midfielders. Specifically, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Barcelona and Liverpool somewhat openly circled each other when it came to the sale of Coutinho. Nothing ever came of the sale, due to both sides being far apart on the price.

One of the players that has been somewhat linked as a potential choice over Coutinho is Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

The Dane has previously spoken about a potential move to Barcelona, although today’s Mundo Deportivo reckons it would be “impossible” to bring him to Camp Nou.

"I still have a contract with Tottenham for a few more seasons (until 2020). There are always rumors about soccer players and I am one of them. Barça is a great club and I do not think there are many players who can say 'no' to Barça.”

“There is nothing concrete with Barcelona. This is a hypothetical question, if it happens. You can dream and hope that there is a real possibility. But if not, you can not decide.”

Christian Eriksen | Source

It remains unclear how much Eriksen would cost Barcelona. Estimates for his worth vary, but without a lengthy injury history and the youth of being only 25 years old, he could be worth more than Coutinho when it comes down to business.

Whatever the cost, when looking at the two players side by side, and who would help Barcelona more, Eriksen seems to be the way to go. His midfield creativity and functionality extend beyond Coutinho’s flashiness. While unlikely, Eriksen would be a fantastic addition to the Barcelona midfield.

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