Christian Eriksen is now in the last twelve months of his contract at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Dane’s future in North London still appears to be somewhat uncertain after his relevation early last month to end his six-year stint at Spurs to seek a fresh challenge while also revealing that he would welcome a move to Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).
Eriksen is currently in Singapore with the rest of the Spurs squad preparing for Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Juventus before jetting off to Shanghai to face Manchester United on Thursday.
Former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy believes that the club must look to get the 28-year-old to sign a new deal if he remains at the club beyond the closure of the transfer window.
With reported interest from Real Madrid yet to materialise (Guardian), Murphy feels that the Spurs hierachy may have to add a clause to a new deal that will allow the former Ajax man to leave if interest from a particular club is received.
Murphy told bwin: “Tottenham have to tie Eriksen down with a new contract if he doesn’t leave this summer,” the former Spurs midfielder told Bwin.
“They may have to add a clause to the contract that allows him to leave if certain teams come in for him, but they can’t afford to let him leave on a free next season.
“I don’t believe Eriksen will sulk if he doesn’t leave this summer, but he needs to make sure his head is 100% in the right place come the first game of the season.
“If he does kick up a fuss then [Mauricio] Pochettino will have no issues dropping him and that will only make matters worse. I really don’t think Eriksen is that type of player though.
“These situations are the exact reason why teams shouldn’t let players get down to one year on their contract. Tottenham can’t afford Eriksen to leave on a free next season so will want him to sign a contract if they can’t sell him.
“Eriksen then has to put his faith in the board if he signs a contract, that they will let him leave if a big team comes in for him.”
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