Tottenham Hotspur could face a battle to keep their star playmaker, Christian Eriksen, beyond the end of this season as his current contract ticks down.
As things stand, Eriksen would be allowed to talk to non-English clubs as early as January about a potential move on a free next summer.
This comes after Eriksen declared his desire to move on from North London after the Champions League Final defeat to Liverpool back in June. Eriksen stated that he wanted a new challenge and a step up from Tottenham (Ekstra Bladet).
It has been reported more recently that Spurs were planning to offer the Great Dane a bumper new deal to stay at the club for the long-term.
Football Insider claimed that Levy was willing to offer Eriksen a deal worth £60m that would see him earn a whopping £230,000 per week at Spurs.
Glenn Hoddle has now urged the playmaker to get his head down and sign (BT Sport 2 – 18/09/19 at 5:30pm): “He now has to get his head on for Tottenham. He didn’t particularly play well for Tottenham in the back end of last season, and I don’t know whether someone was turning his head.
“It’s time now to draw a line and say, ‘I am Spurs player. I am going to stay. Offer me a new contract, or we will negotiate it at the end of the season’.” He has got to get his head back on.”
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If a new contract is doable, Spurs need to get it done soon. If it isn’t, Levy needs to look at clever ways he can use Eriksen as part of January deals, such as a swap deal for Dybala.
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