I love Kane but I think Eriksen is our best player. I think he’s become one of the 3 best playmaking 10’s in the world along with Isco & De Bruyne. He’s the only player in our squad that we have absolutely no replacement for. If we ever lost him for an extended period of time we’re done.
Think its pretty even to be honest. De Bryne is an incredible player but has a lot more flair around him in general too to feed off and link up. The big question everyone had about Eriksen when we signed him was consistency and did he want it enough week in week out to stamp his authority on games - last 12months has firmly answered that IMO. World class talent now.
When you look at the quality in world football comparing CM to the AM/winger type. There seem to be a lot more of the winger type. For me Eriksen is the closest player I’ve seen to scholes since he retired. Maybe the solution to replacing Dembele is Eriksen. He must be in the top 5 World footballers in that position. Are we really going to find anyone better than Eriksen to play that role. His stats regularly suggest he covers the most distance, might need to put his foot in a bit more. But suddenly we’d have guaranteed goals and assists from the dembele role. That then leaves us with 4 obvious AM,5 if you count Grealish. So if we then add in that position from the abundance of choices Zaha Martial Pulisic etc.