Paul Robinson has claimed that Jose Mourinho could still persuade Christian Eriksen to remain at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Dane is out of contract at the end of the season and is able to hold pre-contract discussions with European clubs when the transfer window opens next month before walking away as a free agent in the summer.
Eriksen revealed just days after the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in June that he wanted to seek a fresh challenge whilst inviting interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).
The 27-year-old has been a mainstay in the Spurs side since making the switch from Ajax but has suffered a significant drop in form since the turn of 2019.
Robinson believes that the persuasive skills of the Portuguese could mean a remarkable change of heart of the playmaker.
Eriksen has started just one match since the arrival of Mourinho but made a vital contribution against Wolves on Sunday when he came on as a late replacement and delivered the cross from which Jan Vertonghen scored the winning goal.
Robinson told Football Insider when asked about Eriksen: “To keep him against his will, you’re not getting the best out of Eriksen as we’ve seen this year but there’s possibly still a chance that Mourinho could turn it around with him.
“I think there’s still a good chance he could sign a contract if Mourinho turns around and says: ‘I’ve got X amount to spend in January, this is what’s going to happen, give me two seasons, I want to build a team around you, Dele and others and let’s see where we can go.’
“Unless the Eriksen deal is already done, the only chance of him staying would have been someone like Mourinho coming in.”
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