Christian Eriksen is unlikely to sign a new deal, according to The Times.
The report claims that the club are willing to offer Eriksen significantly more than the £90,000 a week he is currently earning but it is suggested that he is unlikely to put pen to paper on the offer, as mentioned above.
Indeed, the Denmark international has less than a year left on his current deal and was of interest to Manchester United and Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.
A move to Real Madrid can still happen, with the Spanish transfer window not yet due to shut until the 2nd of September.
According to the Telegraph, Manchester United were interested, however, pulled out of a deal after believing the 27-year-old was more keen on a move to Spain.
Eriksen enjoyed a fine return to the starting line up in the club’s opening Premier League game, as he climbed off the bench to help Spurs come back from 1-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-1. The Dane’s 26-minute cameo proved useful as he played the joint-second most key passes and was one of only two attacking players to not be dispossessed, per WhoScored.
Eriksen was a key player for the north London club last season, shown in his creative and goals output. The 27-year-old played, on average, 2.2 key passes per game in the Premier League and Champions League, behind only Kieran Trippier (2.45).
Eriksen scored and assisted 26 goals across the Premier League and Champions League last season, a figure only bettered by Harry Kane. Indeed, Sky Sports pundit and former Spurs midfielders themselves in the likes of Jamie Redknapp and Rafael van der Vaart urged the club to keep the former Ajax man, such was the nature of his impact on Saturday.
It is imperative that Tottenham hold on to Eriksen until at least the end of the 2019/2020 season when looking at the difference he made on the weekend and how highly he was spoken of. With the European transfer window still open, losing Eriksen this summer still remains a prospect due to his contract situation, especially if a sizable bid is made.
However, as shown above, he possesses too much quality to be sold and thus must be retained for at least this season, although, it doesn’t look promising with the report stating he is unlikely to put pen to paper.
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