Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid all summer (Marca) but a move hasn’t materialized as of yet. Recent reports suggest that Atletico Madrid have now also entered the race for the 27-year-old (AS).
The midfielder is currently with the rest of the Spurs squad in Shanghai for their pre-season tour. It was reported in The that Spurs have now offered the Dane a bumper £200,000 a week contract, which is worth more than double the £80,000 a week he was earning previously, in an effort to get him to stay (Daily Mail).
Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara has now urged the club to do everything in their power to get Eriksen to commit to the club. Speaking to the Transfer Tavern on TalkSport (20/07/2019 at 5:20 pm) O’Hara said, “As a fan, it’s a frustrating one because I want him to sign a new deal, I really do.
“He’s been umming and ahhing about it. There was a lot of talk at the end of the season after the Champions League final about him going, but nothing has materialised yet.
“I think this is one Tottenham need to get over the line before the season starts because if they can get Christian to sign a new deal that means then everyone knows that Tottenham means business.
“Sometimes the players there are the most important players at the club and Christian Eriksen for me is one of them players.”
However, not all Spurs fans have been as receptive to the idea of offering a new bumper contract to the playmaker. Some Spurs fans on social media insisted that it was better to let Eriksen leave on the back of his performances last season as the Former Ajax man didn’t look like he wanted to stay the club.
O’Hara criticised those fans for being fickle and reminded them of the many times that Eriksen came to the team’s rescue.
He added, “This is the problem with fans. They can be quite fickle. They don’t remember what a player does for a football club.
“He scored some important goals last season when Tottenham were struggling and limping.”
Spurs Web Opinion
O’Hara is certainly right in saying that the Danish international has saved Spurs on multiple occasions. However, he did deserve some criticism for letting his level drop towards the end of last season. We at Spurs Web will be absolutely delighted if the 27-year-old is to extend his stay at the club but it looks unlikely at the moment.
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