The majority, if not all, Tottenham Hotspur fans will be able to look back at the 30 August 2013 fondly when it comes down to previous player acquisitions. The club managed to seal three deals on the day, with Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches just two of the names to have joined, whilst the other has turned out to be a star for the north London outfit.
Christian Eriksen was presented as a Spurs player and it would be fair to say that a number of supporters would have been delighted with the contribution he has brought to the club during his near-six-year stay so far.
A number of supporters had taken to Twitter to share their reactions following the club’s announcement, with many providing a largely positive take on the deal. Here are just some of their comments…
@SpursOfficial I love you guys !!!
— Ramsey #COYS (@ramsayparker) August 30, 2013
@SpursOfficial I LOVE YOU!
— LIAM (@Spurs_zone) August 30, 2013
@SpursOfficial buzzing massive signing
— Mitch Hayes (@Mitch_Hayes88) August 30, 2013
@SpursOfficial I think my dream just came true!
— Harry Smith (@HarrySmithII) August 30, 2013
@SpursOfficial I love you.
— Ryan Giles (@ryangileso) August 30, 2013
@SpursOfficial awesome deal we are assembling a young world class side! Are they registered in time for Sunday?
— Tom Gunning (@GunningtTom) August 30, 2013
— George Lacey (@GeorgeLacey_) August 31, 2013
As mentioned, almost six years since arriving, Eriksen has gone on to impress with his performances following his £12.15million transfer fee from Ajax – which subsequently pales in comparison to their £76.5m valuation for him now and makes him a real coup for Daniel Levy.
In the 264 matches he has played for Tottenham, he has gone on to record 63 goals and 81 assists so far (Transfermarkt), making him a favourite with the club’s fans and a key figure within in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team.
Although he is yet to actually help Tottenham win any silverware, they have significantly improved with him at the club and have turned into real contenders regardless of whatever competition they are competing in.
Those at Spurs will be hopeful he can help them to Champions League honours this season before helping them in their efforts to finally capture a domestic title or two, but they will be concerned with how long the Denmark international may be at the club for.
However, Eriksen has attracted plenty of unwanted interest with his performances for Spurs, with the likes of Real Madrid understood to be interested in the player whilst there are doubts about his future in north London as contract talks appear to stall.
Tottenham fans, did you ever expect Eriksen to achieve what he has managed to do at the club since joining? Let us know your thoughts by joining in with the discussion below.