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Tottenham must be prepared for likely Christian Eriksen exit by landing James Rodriguez

Tottenham must be prepared for likely Christian Eriksen exit by landing James Rodriguez

According to a recent report from AS, Christian Eriksen’s future at Tottenham appears far from certain heading into the final 18 months of his contract. The Denmark international made the move to North London back in 2013 and has since been an absolute revelation at the Premier League club, becoming one of their most integral and influential players under Mauricio Pochettino.

Yet reports suggest that an agreement between Eriksen and Spurs regarding a new deal seems unlikely, which could force Tottenham into the transfer window in the near future given just how much the former Ajax ace has given to the club over the years.

Yet with James Rodriguez’s future at Real Madrid seemingly uncertain, Spurs fans would soon forget about Eriksen were their side to seal a deal for the £58.5 million-rated Colombian (as per Transfermarkt) this year.

The Breakdown

Ultimately, Eriksen made the move to Spurs five-and-a-half years ago after impressing in the early stages of his senior career at Dutch giants Ajax, only to take it up another level during his time in the Premier League with Pochettino’s Tottenham.

The 26-year-old has scored 62 goals and laid on 78 assists in just 253 appearances for the North Londoners to exemplify just how big an asset he has been to the club over the years, with his tally of at least ten assists in his last three full Premier League seasons underlining just how much of what Spurs do well in the final third comes through the Danish star.

Clearly then, losing the attacker would come as a massive blow to Pochettino and Tottenham in their bid to compete for major honours in the years to come, and one that they would simply have to do their utmost to replace in a bid to minimise the likely big impact of his exit – Rodriguez’s arrival would go some way to doing just that.

The 27-year-old may well have struggled this season on loan at Bayern Munich, but one cannot forget how well he has acquitted himself at Real Madrid after rising to prominence at the World Cup in Brazil back in the summer of 2014.

The former Monaco man won the Golden Boot to help his country reach the quarter-finals, thus earning him a move to the Bernabeu where he has since netted 36 goals and laid on 40 assists in just 111 games for Real, 17 goals and 18 assists coming in his first season at the club under Carlo Ancelotti.

And with seven goals and 11 assists for Bayern last term in the Bundesliga, the 27-year-old continues to showcase his superstar ability in the final third as both a goal-scorer and indeed a creator, much like Eriksen has been at Tottenham in the last few years – and the fact Real agreed an option for Bayern to buy the attacker suggests that he may not have a future at the Bernabeu.

And Pochettino’s Spurs must be in position to pounce given it is seeming increasingly likely that Eriksen will leave the club in the near future.

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