Clubs in Europe’s other big leagues can still sign players until September 2, with the exception of Italy where the close of business is August 23 which still presents an opportunity for the Dane to depart North London (talkSPORT).
The 27-year-old found himself named among the substitutes for the Premier League opener against Aston Villa last weekend but came off the bench to once again highlight how valuable he is when he helped turn the tide of the match in favour of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Some Spurs fans are desperate for the club to hang on the Danish international this summer on the back of his classy performance against Villa.
There have even been suggestions in the press that Spurs are ready to offer the playmaker a new contract worth £200,000-a-week to try to persuade him to commit his future at the club (Daily Mail).
However former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has now suggested that efforts to keep Eriksen might be futile as he wishes to progress to the next level.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Wright said: “He (Eriksen) is at a club now where I think he believes that it’s not at the right level for him now.
“He wants to go to the next level, Christian Eriksen.”
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Since Eriksen doesn’t seem to be at the top of Real Madrid’s wishlist this summer, the best situation for all parties would be for the Dane to sign an extension with a release clause that would allow him to depart if Real Madrid come calling next summer.
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