Harry Redknapp honestly claims that Spurs should drop and sell this first-team star

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur need to change something up if they are to turn around their dismal Premier League form this season.

The Lilywhites have taken just fourteen points from 12 games so far this campaign, compared to league leaders Liverpool who have dropped just two all season.

To put that into context, Spurs were in the Champions League Final against Jurgen Klopp’s team under six months ago.

Pochettino and his men have just three wins in the Premier League all season and are now closer in points to the relegation zone than the Champions League qualification spots.

Christian Eriksen has still featured regularly for Pochettino this season, despite the fact that he looks intent on running his contract down and leaving on a free in the summer.

However, it seems as if things would be different if Spurs were still under the stewardship of Harry Redknapp, who believes that Tottenham should drop and then sell the player.

He said (Sun): “I don’t see him signing a new contract now. I think he will let it run out and take that option of being a free agent next summer.

“So if he doesn’t want to stay and has made up his mind to go, I’d be looking to play someone else now.

“If he doesn’t want to be part of the team, it’s very difficult — you want people who want to play for the club — and it’s time to say right, OK.

“He’s a great player, no doubt. He’s a fantastic footballer, but his form of late has been poor.

“He’s not in form and wants to leave at the end of the year — he’s stated quite plainly he is keen to go, even though Tottenham must have offered him a new contract.

“You get to January and see if you can sell him then. But he probably won’t move then because, if he hangs on until the summer and sees his contract out, he’s a free agent.

“Let’s say his value is £50million. When he is a free agent he can go to a club and his agent will say his value is £50m if you bought him.

“Now you are getting him for nothing, so you give him £25m and you will still have a bargain.

“He has gone this far. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. But he has to start playing better anyway to get the move he wants.”

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