It’s no secret that Eriksen is a player that may still leave the club, even after the English transfer window closes.
Now, I believe there are many reasons for this, firstly the clubs lack of ambition. A player of Christian’s quality wants to win trophies, and for him, it hasn’t happened at Spurs.
We got very close, but now it seems we are falling further and further behind, even more so now we have only signed one first-team player for the upcoming season.
As a player, I’m sure it was unusual being at Spurs last season with not a single signing being made and it really does highlight a lack of ambition from the club.
Secondly, I think the wages we have reportedly offered him are an insult to his ability. According to Metro Sport Eriksen has been offered a contract worth £200,000 per week, and to Spurs that is a lot, but if we want to act like a big club then we have to pay the wages, look at players like Herrera on a reported 300 thousand a week (90Min)
Some Spurs fans are very on the fence about whether they want Eriksen to stay or go. We have been strongly linked to both Bruno Fernandes of Sporting and Giovanni Lo Celso of Real Betis (Standard).
So, a lot of Spurs fans want to freshen up the attack, which could mean Eriksen leaving, but with a year left on his contract, who to nobody knows.
His situation with the fans has not been helped by his two penalties in the pre-season games against Inter Milan and Bayern, with both looking very lacklustre and his body language suggesting he is very disinterested.
There is no denying his quality, all you have to do is look at what he’s managed to do at Tottenham since he arrived (Opta):
• Most Assists in the Premier League (60)
•Most Chances Created (547)
• Most Big Chances Created (70)
•Most Goals From Outside The Box (12)
• Most Goals From A Free Kick (7)
These statistics truly show what a special player Christian is and why it would massively benefit us to keep him and tie him down to a new deal.
But, you cannot keep a player who doesn’t want to be at the club and the fact he hasn’t signed a contract and his overall manner and body language suggests to me that he isn’t very happy with the way the club is being run and the lack of competitiveness within the squad.
I for one am very torn on the whole situation. On the one hand, I would absolutely love for Eriksen to sign a new deal, and for us to bring in some more talent which pushes every starter in the team to perform week in week out.
On the other hand, he has come out and said he’s open to a move and not only is that disrespectful to us as fans, but also to the players and Pochettino. Also, if I believed Daniel Levy would back Poch to bring in adequate replacements who would love to be at the club, then I would be happy for a freshen up in the squad. I just don’t see Levy making the right decisions with transfers which is the main problem.
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