Ex manager makes big claim about Spurs and urges Eriksen to sign new contract

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has urged Christian Eriksen to commit his long term future to the club. Rumours have been circulating that the playmaker will join Manchester United in January, but Sherwood believes that this would not be a step forward if he wants to win trophies.

Mauricio Pochettino’s predecessor said (Sky Sports): ‘He’s running his contract down for a reason, and it wouldn’t be a money-motivated reason.

‘Christian Eriksen wants to leave the football club because he wants to go to a club where he thinks he can win trophies.

‘But I believe that’s a difficult task, to find a club better than Tottenham to win trophies right now.’

Spurs have come close to winning silverware on several occasions under Pochettino but have always fallen short.

Despite this, last seasons run to the Champions League final shows they are one of the few clubs in contention for Europe’s biggest trophies.

This backs up Sherwood’s claim that there are few clubs better than Tottenham to win trophies at, even with their ongoing trophy drought.

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Losing Eriksen would be disastrous at this stage. The club appears to be at a crossroads between being an elite club and sinking back into mediocrity. This summers big transfer window spending shows that Daniel Levy clearly wants to be an elite club. But losing a player like Eriksen would show that Tottenham are not at that level yet.

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