People talk about our midfield like it needs a total over haul. Ok it's not great, actually I think it's more of a matter of finding the right balance and understanding the individual roles within this system.
Pjanic is key
Bentancur has been one of the revelations of the season and is increasingly important
Rabiot - I think has a role to play but is finding his feet still
The more this season goes on the more I think this will soon be our starting trio
Matuidi and Can brings more of a physical presence
Khedira - not even worth mentioning
I suppose you can count on Ramsey who needs continuity but he has quality
In reality we only really need a midfielder or two to complete it and have quality in depth
As for Eriksen, one of the main issues I think we will have with him is that since he is perfect for that role behind the forwards we are effectively limiting ourselves to just the 4-3-1-2 formation. With Kulusevski he brings tactical flexibility as he is able to play out wide, thus keeping ourselves open to a 4-3-3.
We know Sarri won't play any other formation than these 2.
Speaking of which I'm struggling to place where Eriksen would fit in this inter team
I think you may have misunderstood the headline from TS
"The future of Juve is already worth €250m
From De Ligt to Kulusevski, the 20-year-olds signed or booked by the Bianconeri represent an economic and sporting heritage of a high level that can guarantee more winning seasons"
Our entire midfield has been garbage for almost half a decade, including everyone's favorite moody inconsistent Balkan Pjanic. Eriksen is better, significantly better, than Mediocre Matuidi, Passive Pjanic, Slothful Sami, Cantankerous Can, Recalcitrant Rabiot, Blatantly Bad Burnturdeski, and Brutish Bentancur.
that's one of our main issues this season: we have quantity, but not quality for that position. ramsey is rarely available and lacks match fitness, same for costa and he rarely played in the middle of the pitch, berna is having by far the worst season of his not so illustrious career, and dybala is wasted the moment you move him away from the opposition goal.
as osman said, eriksen would make perfect sense for 4-3-1-2 (or 3-4-1-2 for that matter; sarri would never try that anyway). eriksen's born to play in the hole.