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Lothar Matthäus: Christian Eriksen is not good enough for Bayern Munich

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The World Cup winner does not think Christian Eriksen would be a good fit at Bayern Munich.

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Former Bayern Munich and Germany star Lothar Matthäus spoke about the recent transfer rumors surrounding Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen. Eriksen, a Denmark international, has been highly speculated to transfer out of London. His contract is set to expire in 2020, and Bayern has been touted as a possible destination. Matthäus did not mince words when he told Sport1,

I’ve been following the player for a long time and so far in 2019 he has disappointed me. A transfer to FC Bayern wouldn’t make sense in my view, and would be very surprising.

The German legend went on to say that he doesn’t think Eriksen is a player who could make Bayern Munich better:

If he’s not enough for Tottenham, he’s not good enough for Bayern. Uli Hoeness has also said before that Bayern doesn’t need any substitutes.

If Eriksen were to come to Bayern, he would have to fight for playing time against Thomas Müller and Philippe Coutinho. Matthäus prefers those players, as well as Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz. Matthäus said that the Danish international is, “a fine technician, a typical number 10, but he’s too slow and Niko Kovac likes fast players.” He summarizes his opinion saying,

In my view, Eriksen isn’t a player who can make the difference at the highest level. This coming summer, they should instead concentrate completely on the transfer of Kai Havertz. They also still have Philippe Coutinho, too, who plays outstandingly at the 10. You also can’t forget Thomas Müller, who can play every offensive position and should not be let go. I stand by my opinion: Eriksen makes no sense to me.

The Christian Eriksen transfer saga is sure to continue until he signs a new contract, whether with Tottenham or with another club. His potential fate at Bayern Munich, meanwhile, is contingent on whether Thomas Müller decides to stay and whether Bayern purchases Coutinho at the end of his one-year loan.