Christian Eriksen moving to Barcelona seems far off to most in the sporting world, except those in the Danish media. Newspaper BT has made a few days worth of stories purely from such rumors. Despite the move making some sense it’s mostly gone untouched from most publications over the last year.
Michael Laudrup’s agent Bayram Tutumlu is now the lead in Eriksen to Barcelona stories, featuring a wonderful tale about going to Eriksen’s home and discussing moving to a different club.
“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.
“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 (Martin Schoots) 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.
“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.”
Bayram Tutumlu | Source
It’s worth remembering that at this point that Tutumlu is not Eriksen’s agent, that role goes to Martin Schoots. I suppose this is news purely because of who is involved. However, at the same time this feels like a quick coffee with Daniel Levy led Tutumlu to a solid story in Denmark.