According to a recent report from The Daily Mail, Christian Eriksen’s future at Tottenham remains somewhat uncertain. The Denmark international made the move to the North London club back in 2013 after impressing at Dutch heavyweights Ajax, with the 26-year-old going on to become a vital member of Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs squad in the last few years.
Yet reports suggest that, with his contract up in the summer of 2020, chairman Daniel Levy and the club’s hierarchy are willing to let his deal run down into the final 12 months, but having been able to tie the likes of Pochettino, Harry Kane, and Dele Alli down to new deals recently, alongside the reported interest in Eriksen from Real Madrid, Levy must act fast by securing Eriksen’s future as soon as possible.
Ultimately, while Tottenham became the first Premier League team since the transfer window began to fail to sign a player during the most recent summer market, the club did work extremely hard to retain some of their most prized assets, with messrs Pochettino, Kane, and Alli all penning new contracts with the North London club.
Arguably, those agreements were just as important as signings in keeping the squad and indeed the manager together as they seek to continue building towards a Premier League title push, with their position of third place and six points behind leaders Liverpool indicative of the outstanding work Pochettino and his squad have done in recent years.
And one man who has been pivotal to Tottenham’s recent rise to become one of the top teams in the country is Danish star Eriksen, who very much makes Spurs tick in the middle of the park such is his remarkable quality on the ball.
The 26-year-old has been an absolute revelation at the North London outfit following his move from Ajax back in 2013, with the attacker bagging 62 goals and laying on 78 assists in only 251 appearances for Spurs, equating to a direct contribution every 144 minutes of action.
That is a remarkable return to underline just how influential and thus integral the midfielder is to this Tottenham side – ultimately, when Eriksen is at his best, Spurs are extremely dangerous and consistently carry an attacking threat in the final third of the pitch.
Arguably, a lot of what good Spurs do in the final third is instigated by the Denmark international, whose departure would leave a gaping hole in Pochettino’s attacking ranks, and not one that would be easy to fill – losing him is surely unthinkable for Tottenham fans.
And that is why, having got some great business done during the summer in extending the contracts of Pochettino, Kane, and Alli, to name but a few, Levy must do the same again by giving Eriksen what he wants to stay at Tottenham.
Real Madrid are currently fifth and a staggering ten points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after just 18 games of the season – that simply isn’t good enough for one of the biggest clubs in world football, who will surely seek to address that by spending big come the summer, with Eriksen one man likely to be of interest.
And while it may be tricky for Spurs to keep hold of the Danish ace regardless of whether he pens a new deal, chairman Levy would have much greater power in negotiations were he and his team to strike a pivotal agreement with the 26-year-old as soon as possible.
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