Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen could yet leave the club despite the fact the transfer window is shut, according to The Evening Standard.
The Denmark international was reportedly the subject of a bid from Manchester United on deadline day, but the Red Devils cooled their interest after learning the Dane favoured a move to Spain.
The North London club still made two signings on deadline day with Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon joining from Real Betis and Fulham respectively.
Links with Eriksen leaving the club have been going on since an interview the playmaker gave following the Champions League final. The Spurs man said he wants to leave the club as he wanted to seek a new challenge.
Eriksen was a key player for Tottenham Hotspur last season, creating and scoring the second-most number of goals in the Champions League and the Premier League (26).
However, his presence was bigger than just goals, as the Dane proved to be the chief creator on the ball. Eriksen made the most key passes and played the most through balls of anyone in the team (via WhoScored).
After the issues surrounding Dele Alli and no signing of an out-and-out attacking midfielder, Eriksen needs to be kept at the club this season.
Alli made 30 starts in the Premier League and Champions League but was hampered by three separate injuries last season, missing 22 games across all competitions. Mauricio Pochettino can’t afford to lose Eriksen, only to then find out the 23-year-old England international will be facing a prolonged period on the sidelines.
A lack of suitable replacements and Eriksen’s quality means that losing the Denmark international could hurt Spurs this season. The club should do all they can to retain his services for at least one more campaign, even if it means losing him on a free next summer.
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