Tottenham Hotspur may be without their star playmaker this time next season, with Christian Eriksen’s future in North London in doubt.
The Great Dane will enter the final year of his current contract come the end of this season, and there doesn’t appear to be a new contract in the near-future.
Spurs must therefore decided whether to cut their losses and make a profit on the player now, or let him run his contract down and risk losing him on a free in the summer of 2020.
The club would likely still be able to get a decent fee for the midfielder if they sell up this summer, and there is plenty of young talent out there who could come in to replace him.
One name at the top of Spurs’ list may be Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish, a player they chased last summer, but failed to secure.
Grealish has been in top form ever since, and ex-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp believes he is destined for the top.
Redknapp said (talkSPORT as quoted by Birmingham Mail): “Apparently they were going to take him, weren’t they?
“The club was in trouble and maybe Daniel Levy thought he could really get him very cheap. Then the new owners came into Villa and they didn’t need the money suddenly.
“I love Grealish. I think he’s a real talent, honestly. I love watching him play. I think he’s a kid who could play at the very top level.”
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