The transfer window may have closed in England for any incoming arrivals, however with many European leagues still able to conduct their business it makes Spurs and other English clubs vulnerable to lose their top talent.
Mauricio Pochettino decided to leave want-away midfielder Christian Eriksen on the bench for the Premier League opener against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Eriksen spoke of his desire in June to depart North London this summer in order to pursue a new challenge whilst admitting that he would be keen to make the move to Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).
While no club is yet to come and answer the Dane’s come and get me plea, he still remains as part of the Spurs squad.
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane has stressed that his uncertain future in North London will have no impact on the team as long as he continues to give his all both on the training field and on a match day.
Eriksen was instrumental in helping Spurs to come back from a goal down against Villa when he was introduced on 64 minutes.
Kane told the Evening Standard: “Obviously I’ve been playing with Chris now for five or six years and we all know the qualities he has: the assists, the passes, the goals,”
“Whether he starts or is on the bench, the most important thing from all of our points of view is that he gives everything for the team. Obviously there’s been speculation about his future but as long as he’s training hard and playing as hard as he can when he’s here, that’s all we can ask for. What will be will be but we’re happy to have him.
“That’s all the fans ask for as well: commitment. We’re happy to have them. We’ll see what happens but from our point of view we’ve got a strong squad and we’ll use that throughout the season.”
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