Arsenal legend claims Spurs will struggle to sell this player in January

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker, Christian Eriksen, may be in his final year as a Spurs player, with his contract ticking down towards an end.

Eriksen’s current deal runs out at the end of this season and, with no new contract in sight, he looks likely to leave North London on a free in 2020.

TalkSPORT suggest that Spurs may make an attempt to sell the Great Dane early in the January transfer window to recoup some money.

However, Eriksen will also be able to talk to non-English outfits about a pre-contract in January, before signing for said team in the summer on a free.

Eriksen has been an important player in the Pochettino regime for the last five seasons, acting as the clubs chief creator over that time.

Ex-Arsenal man, Ray Parlour, now believes that Eriksen could dig his heels in and reject any January transfer to pick up a bigger wage packet at his new club.

Parlour said (TalkSPORT): “I think the player will have something to say about [leaving in January], because he might say, ‘I’m not going anywhere’.

“From January 1 you can do your contract and pre-sign with whoever you are going to, and his wages will be so much more if he goes on a free transfer.

“So he’ll be saying: ‘No, I’m not going anywhere and I don’t have to go anywhere’.

“You might get £20million for him in January, but that £20m will go in his pocket if he stays another six months.”

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