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He isn't flawless no, but I would definitely use the term world class. None of us really knows if he's still got it, but as some said - he doesn't even need to be for it to be a good investment. As long as he can improve the squad.

He was the one who created most chances in all of the big leagues for Several years. The player with most goals scorede from outside the box from when he arrived in 2013 until he left. Thats not something you just pull of if your bang average.

And the last season at Spurs...Come on...the WHOLE Spurs team practally fell apart and they kind of still suffers from it. Eriksen became the scapegoat because he said that he wanted a New challange. Don't tell me that the rest of the team wasnt equallly as pool.
 

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I'm torn on this one. We should really be trying to sign the next Christian Eriksen but if we can't do it is there value in breaking our wage structure for the current one? He would improve us but we are unlikely to be in relegation danger this year and in any case have a couple of glaring holes in the team that need filling on a more long term basis.

When you add in doubts over his current level and the media circus that will ensue I can see a strong case against. OTOH he could be the best player we'll ever get to see in a Brentford shirt and that is hard to turn down.
 

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Wages can be mitigated with a large signing on fee, and there is scope here as there is no transfer fee to pay. Negotiations will nevertheless be complicated. As always we will have to wait and see.
Or even on a pay per play basis. So he only gets paid on the games he plays.
 

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But I think for someone that wasn't doing too much at Spurs, or then at inter, who then almost died and hasn't played football since to be labelled as "world class" is just silly really.
"Wasn't doing too much for Spurs"? He was a virtual ever-present for five full seasons, playing as a "No.10" (a position Bees lack) in a genuine top four team. He was their Player of the Year twice, and he played in a Champions League final for them.

Just read what this fan thought of him:
An ode to Christian Eriksen

Assuming that he can put his health and fitness concerns behind him, he doesn't have to be "world class", he just has to be "Brentford class". And imo, his CV shows that he has it in him to be the best Brentford player in the 30+ years I've been watching. Easily.
 

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I agree, he's not a world class player, but has world class impact in a lot of games. Defensively however he's poor.

But he scores a lot of goals, and makes a lot of assist. That's just a fact. Many passes are high-risk, which probably adds to the perception of inconsistency.

Goals for the national team:

2016: 9 games, 6 goals
2017: 9 games, 9 goals
2018: 10 games, 4 goals
2019: 10 games, 6 goals
2020: 8 games, 5 goals
2021: 6 games (including the Finland game), 0 goals

That's pretty good for a midfielder. Especially considering he's been our main man for years, and you'd expect the opposition coach has made every effort into tactically making CEs game difficult.
International stats... Easy to make a player look better than they've actually been performing because 2 or 4 of them games per year will be against literal farmers and amateur's.
 

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He would also offer us a threat going forward, that would cause teams to have to sit back a bit and allow us to play our game slightly further up the pitch. It would suit players like Toney one hell of a lot.

And yep he is an outstandingly talented footballer. If he did theoretically end up here and got up and firing, we'd be in a very good position.
 

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International stats... Easy to make a player look better than they've actually been performing because 2 or 4 of them games per year will be against literal farmers and amateur's.
I understand your points for sure, but doesn’t the Brentford fan in you get even a little bit excited to be talking about this kind of signing? As you know, we were talking about slightly different signings 10 years ago
 

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International stats... Easy to make a player look better than they've actually been performing because 2 or 4 of them games per year will be against literal farmers and amateur's.
This is the best Danish team in over 30 years, potentially the best ever. And on the basis that he is/was their best player, they built the team round him.

As for your "farmers and amateurs" jibe, Republic of Ireland are comfortably above that rating. And in 2017, when they were at home to Denmark in front of 51k fans in a World Cup Play-off 2nd leg, they were destroyed 5-1, even after going a goal up on 6 minutes.

Guess who scored a hat-trick in that game?
Republic of Ireland v Denmark, 14 November 2017
 

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International stats... Easy to make a player look better than they've actually been performing because 2 or 4 of them games per year will be against literal farmers and amateur's.
How many England midfielders have those stats? Even strikers? You play against the same farmers and amateurs - probably even more, because you're higher ranked.

His Inter time was underwhelming. I saw a lot of games, and I think he was, again, inconsistent to say the least. But when you are a defensively poor midfielder, I'm not so sure you fit in any Conte team and that was also a reason why he didn't get a lot of starts (I think).
 

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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.
I haven’t got a clue weather we are going to sign him or not, but you must watch football with your eyes closed you are talking complete rubbish.Christian Eriksen is an absolute player and has been for the last ten years. In 226 premier league appearances he has 51 goals and 62 assist he is completely two footed top player.
 

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I understand your points for sure, but doesn’t the Brentford fan in you get even a little bit excited to be talking about this kind of signing? As you know, we were talking about slightly different signings 10 years ago
Clayton Donaldson from Crewe, what a coup! I was so shocked when he signed for us, lots of clubs after his signature
 

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Dont know about the 6 month though. If he needs to get in to shape, and probably at a slow pace, I would have thought that 12 month would be better...I dont know sh.. about getting in to shape though 😅
 

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Not sure why posters are putting the thumbs down on your comments - you make some valid points that is probably shared by others.

I wouldn’t however say it is a pointless signing though, more a signing (if we pull it off) I just can’t get excited about.
You wouldn't be excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen? I can't believe I've just read that.
 

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You wouldn't be excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen? I can't believe I've just read that.

Yes not excited. I would have been excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen back 18/19 season. Not when he has flopped in Italy, had a serious health scare and has not played for over 7 months.
 

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was so superb he almost never played a full 90 minutes.... even in big games, or close games, in fact, the only games we played a full 90' in, were comfortable 4-0 and 3-0 home wins....

Perhaps the lesson here is that he should have played for longer, more often 😉
 

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International stats... Easy to make a player look better than they've actually been performing because 2 or 4 of them games per year will be against literal farmers and amateur's.
Same number of international goals as Bale. More than Gheorghe Hagi, Kenny Dalglish, Teemu Pukki, any Italian, Aubameyang, All also of course susceptible to the same criticism of being v farmers and amateurs but still helpful context. Obviously some way behind Ali Daei and Ronaldo.
 

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Frankly, I think everyone should chill out.

A deal to sign Eriksen isn’t make or break for our season and if it happens it will be on our terms and won’t be make or break for our finances either.

He will only be coming in to add to what we already have. He won’t play if he’s not good enough or fit enough.

We have a pretty young and inexperienced (at PL squad) including several young Danes. Even if he doesn’t play a single minute, having someone in the squad with 200+ apps for Spurs and 100+ caps for Denmark will benefit the rest of the group.
 

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"Wasn't doing too much for Spurs"? He was a virtual ever-present for five full seasons, playing as a "No.10" (a position Bees lack) in a genuine top four team. He was their Player of the Year twice, and he played in a Champions League final for them.

Just read what this fan thought of him:
An ode to Christian Eriksen

Assuming that he can put his health and fitness concerns behind him, he doesn't have to be "world class", he just has to be "Brentford class". And imo, his CV shows that he has it in him to be the best Brentford player in the 30+ years I've been watching. Easily.

Don't be stupid.

Paul Davis was class 👌
 

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Yes not excited. I would have been excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen back 18/19 season. Not when he has flopped in Italy, had a serious health scare and has not played for over 7 months.
To be honest, as a group Bees fans in the Benham era should have learned by now to be excited about pretty much all our signings. Not a perfect track record but quite decent, no?
 

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Gotta get him. I've got the chant sorted. a la Dusty Springfield. Here we go lads ......
"Anyone who had a heart BOOM BOOM
Christian we luuuuuvv yoooouuu"
 

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Same number of international goals as Bale. More than Gheorghe Hagi, Kenny Dalglish, Teemu Pukki, any Italian, Aubameyang, All also of course susceptible to the same criticism of being v farmers and amateurs but still helpful context. Obviously some way behind Ali Daei and Ronaldo.
Fine, but we are not interested in what has happened over the past 10 years, but what we would get in the next 1 or 2. That data impressive as it is, is irrelevant imo.
 

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Reading this thread has me laughing quite a lot. Weird now we're being linked with him (potentially?) people are saying he was world class. He was never world class. In his last season for Spurs, he had 2 goals and 2 assists in 20 odd games, in a team that scored way more goals than we have at the same stage. In his one and a half seasons in Serie A (much easier league to play in, more time on the ball to pick a pass), he had 4 goals and 2 assists in 43 games. For someone that doesn't press, rarely ever tackles, barely ever defends and rarely assists for a "set piece specialist", is it even worth the place in the squad? Everyone gets onto Jensen, but in this system we play, I can't see Eriksen being much, if any different at all. Also, this would push Bidstrup further down the pecking order, and with JDS back in the next month or two, seems like a bit of a pointless signing to me.

You’re so right, he’s not World class,
what’s he ever done?

3 Championships at Ajax, joined Tottenham in 2010 for £11M, twice POTY, voted into PFA team of year, Champions League final, sold to Inter Milan for £17M and won Championship there.
Free kick specialist with 51 goals in 220 games from Tottenham in midfield in the Prem for a top 6 side most seasons.
Apart from that he’s not that good, I think he has a fairly strong claim for being World class having delivered at the top level in 3 countries and a regular for his country.
 

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Yes not excited. I would have been excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen back 18/19 season. Not when he has flopped in Italy, had a serious health scare and has not played for over 7 months.
Each to their own, I will be very excited if we pull this one off (still a long shot).
 

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You’re so right, he’s not World class,
what’s he ever done?

3 Championships at Ajax, joined Tottenham in 2010 for £11M, twice POTY, voted into PFA team of year, Champions League final, sold to Inter Milan for £17M and won Championship there.
Free kick specialist with 51 goals in 220 games from Tottenham in midfield in the Prem for a top 6 side most seasons.
Apart from that he’s not that good, I think he has a fairly strong claim for being World class having delivered at the top level in 3 countries and a regular for his country.

Would you say he is world class right now? Or in the last two years?
 

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Yes not excited. I would have been excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen back 18/19 season. Not when he has flopped in Italy, had a serious health scare and has not played for over 7 months.

I take it you weren't keen on Norgaard then? Seeing as he went to Italy in 18/19 and completely flopped playing just 6 games the entire season...
 

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Each to their own, I will be very excited if we pull this one off (still a long shot).
I think that is fair enough. Whomever we sign I will always give them my 100% support. Just stating my view I’m not overly excited by this yet. Then again I wasn’t excited by the signing of Sawyers but he turned me on when he was on the pitch at GP 😁 Let’s see how this develops.
 

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I take it you weren't keen on Norgaard then? Seeing as he went to Italy in 18/19 and completely flopped playing just 6 games the entire season...

You can read my comments on Norgaard when we signed him on his thread :)
 

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Peter Christiansen, Sports Director of Danish club FC Copenhagen, says Christian Eriksen won't be playing for a Danish club because "he has other priorities".

Imo most likely candidates at the moment are:

1. Ajax - Pros: History with the club. Easy to shine in a dominant team. League level is good enough. Cons: Starting 11 is not certain. Financials (if that's an issue for CE).
2. Brentford - Pros: High-profile league. Very likely starting 11 within short time. He will play with Nørgaard which will please national coach. His wife can resume her career in London. Cons: Financials (if that's an issue for CE), Brentfords style of play/potential relegation scrap.
3. Monaco - Pros: High-profile league and team. Financials not an issue. They supposedly want him. Cons: Starting 11 is not certain.

In the interview with Danish TV Eriksen made it clear he had 1 goal. To play in the World Cup. I don't think financials are his concerns at all so most likely it will be profile of league/team plus route to starting 11 that will matter to him. He needs playing time and he needs it asap.
We are just as likely to be in the scrape for a European place as we are for relegation.

As you say wages might not be a consideration, especially if there has been an insurance pay out
 

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The more I think about it the less I can see it happening, what would he have to be paid, how long before he is fit, would paying
his wages stop us from getting a talented youngster?
The only way I could see it working for us is if he had a PPG deal, and I can't see him agreeing to that.
 

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Far too much idle uniformed speculation going on here. Urgently awaiting the fruity one to crack open whichever fine rouge is on this evening's menu with the subsequent associated nightly update on Strong Rumour as he sees fit:pop:
 

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Not sure why being 'world class' has suddenly become a prerequisite for our new signings.

It's a pointless debate. He's a football player. It's just a question of whether the deal works and our people think he's a good move. Same as any transfer. That's it.
 

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Yes not excited. I would have been excited if our club signed Christian Eriksen back 18/19 season. Not when he has flopped in Italy, had a serious health scare and has not played for over 7 months.
He didn’t flop in Italy, from Inter Milan -

'The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history.'
 

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He helped Inter win Serie A so I’d say yes
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Played regularly for Inter and was a guaranteed starter for Denmark before cardiac issues.

He’s not been ‘injured’ in the traditional football sense so there should be no concerns about hamstrings or ACLs etc. It’s reasonable to assume the skill level is still there so it’s just a matter of match fitness and medical clearance.
 

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Genuinely not bothered if he’s ‘world class’ or not.

More interested in whether not he can bring something to the table. Whether that’s his experience, dead ball ability, or whatever.

If the club decides he’s worth a place in our squad and can get a deal together, then I’ll be excited. If not, I guess it wasn’t the right player at the right time.

Still struggling to grasp that there may be a genuine possibility of this. We’re being linked with a player everybody has actually heard of!
 

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If some of you could hear yourselves… questioning whether Christian Eriksen would be a good signing for the bees?!? “Yeah but he isn’t world class”
You must be having a laugh! Is being world class the minimum standard we sign players at now? Bring back Lorenzo Pinamonte.
 

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Genuinely not bothered if he’s ‘world class’ or not.

More interested in whether not he can bring something to the table. Whether that’s his experience, dead ball ability, or whatever.

If the club decides he’s worth a place in our squad and can get a deal together, then I’ll be excited. If not, I guess it wasn’t the right player at the right time.

Still struggling to grasp that there may be a genuine possibility of this. We’re being linked with a player everybody has actually heard of!
But where are these links 🤔
 

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If some of you could hear yourselves… questioning whether Christian Eriksen would be a good signing for the bees?!? “Yeah but he isn’t world class”
You must be having a laugh! Is being world class the minimum standard we sign players at now? Bring back Lorenzo Pinamonte.
Speak for yourself. Personally I’m skeptical whether a bloke who has played 400 top level games and has 100 international caps could add anything to our team.

Has anyone thought that Alex Pritchard might be a better shout? 🎣
 

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Far too much idle uniformed speculation going on here. Urgently awaiting the fruity one to crack open whichever fine rouge is on this evening's menu with the subsequent associated nightly update on Strong Rumour as he sees fit:pop:
I think you've cracked it!

This need to be the new GPG strapline, right underneath the bold 'Griffin Park Grapevine' masthead.

Want to find even more of that idle, uninformed speculation you've been craving? Log on to the GPG today. Every opinion welcomed - free ridicule with every ten posts.

Then again, there wouldn't be much on here if we could only see well informed speculation? Slightly short of 4m posts, I think!
 

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Interesting post.... the member who started this rumour.. has generated 11 pages of response.... I've not heard as much hype as Pele reputedly signing for Fulham in the 70's... ( he was allegedly great friends with Fulham player and England World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore)
But that’s only because Bobby offered him a cheap gold bracelet 🤩
 

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He helped Inter win Serie A so I’d say yes

Oh come on so it was solely down to him that Inter won Serie A? By your definition he helped Inter to fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the Chanpions League. The elite competition they flopped in.

He was superb for Spurs. He has had a mixed time at Inter. He has not played for over 7 months coming off a serious health scare. These are undisputed facts. I just didn’t appreciate (not from you) others knocking down a valid views. Let’s have good debate on this forum. Some are excited some are not. If he signs then I am sure the majority on this forum will back him 110%.
 

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But where are these links 🤔
Here, on this thread, from impeccable sources. After you've been on the GPG a while you learn how to decipher it and to distinguish real hard information from very well connected posters from the uninformed gossip and speculation which the rest of us contribute, even if that information is sometimes wrapped up in riddles. Long experience teaches us to trust the leads provided by those posters far more than random journalists or social media click bait rumour mongers. There is no certainty that we will sign CE but what is absolutely certain from this thread is that the possibility is, or has been, under active consideration.
 

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Oh come on so it was solely down to him that Inter won Serie A? By your definition he helped Inter to fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the Chanpions League. The elite competition they flopped in.

He was superb for Spurs. He has had a mixed time at Inter. He has not played for over 7 months coming off a serious health scare. These are undisputed facts. I just didn’t appreciate (not from you) others knocking down a valid views. Let’s have good debate on this forum. Some are excited some are not. If he signs then I am sure the majority on this forum will back him 110%.

Let’s agree to disagree, Inter speak incredibly highly of him and he was seen as success despite a poor start.
 
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