Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen has been heavily linked with Real Madrid of late, with The Sun reporting this week that Los Blancos will make a late August bid for the star, or take him on a free in 2020.
A bid in the summer would test Tottenham’s resolve, as Eriksen enters the final year of his contract at the end of this season.
Spurs would, therefore, be forced to either take the money now or risk losing him on a free the year after, providing a new deal cannot be met.
A new contract would solve all for Tottenham, but there are no rumblings of such as of yet.
Eriksen has been Tottenham’s chief playmaker for a number of years now and currently sits third in the assist ranking for this season with 12 to his name (Premier League).
However, as a player who also left Tottenham for pastures new, Dimitar Berbatov has now claimed that Eriksen is replaceable.
He said (Daily Star): “You don’t want a player who doesn’t want to be in the team, because it’s not good for anyone. I think Spurs is the right place for him. I want him to stay.
“But if his personal view of how he wants his career to go is different, then he will choose to leave. You follow your own path.
“Some players will suffer for their club. But every club will survive. You can replace anyone. Is he good enough for Real Madrid? I don’t know.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I agree with Berba that any player is replaceable, with the whole no one man is bigger than the club mentality. However, with this logic, Tottenham would need to get some money for the star in order to replace him. Keeping him for an extra season before losing him on a free would make little sense to me. If a new contract can’t be agreed, get what you can for him this summer and immediately reinvest the money in someone like James Maddison from Leicester.
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