Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that there is still a chance that Christian Eriksen could sign a new contract with the club.
Do you even want Eriksen to stay at Spurs at this point?
The Dane’s current deal is set to expire in the summer and the Evening Standard recently reported that Daniel Levy would look to sell him in January to avoid losing him for free.
However, Robinson thinks that the arrival of Jose Mourinho could help keep Eriksen at the club, with the ex-England stopper suggesting that the Portuguese could talk him into staying.
Speaking about the 27-year-old’s future at Spurs, Robinson told Football Insider: “To keep him against his will, you’re not getting the best out of Eriksen as we’ve seen this year but there’s possibly still a chance that Mourinho could turn it around with him.
“I think there’s still a good chance he could sign a contract if Mourinho turns around and says: ‘I’ve got X amount to spend in January, this is what’s going to happen, give me two seasons, I want to build a team around you, Dele and others and let’s see where we can go.’
“Unless the Eriksen deal is already done, the only chance of him staying would have been someone like Mourinho coming in.”
Whilst it does seem unlikely, Robinson is right in saying that whilst nothing is 100% agreed there is still a possibility that Eriksen could end up remaining at Spurs.
We have seen transfer U-turns before, indeed Callum Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request at Chelsea in early 2019, but by July he had agreed a new contract with the club (Express) so that shows that it does happen.
As Robinson says, Mourinho will have to try to convince the Danish international that a team will be built around him and that the club are going to make some high profile signings in the near future.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens with Eriksen in the next month.
Spurs fans, would you like to see Christian Eriksen sign a new deal? Or do you think its time for him to move on? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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