Martin Jol warns he warned Daniel Levy against sale of player

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Martin Jol has revealed he warned Daniel Levy that he would regret selling Christian Eriksen.

The Danish playmaker revealed just days after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool in June that he wanted to seek a new challenge away from North London whilst inviting interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).

Eriksen’s plea fell on deaf ears and he remained with the Premier League side until the January transfer window when Levy decided to sell him to Inter Milan for £16.9million rather than lose him for free in the summer when his contract expired (Sky Sports).

Jol has claimed that the Spurs chairman should not have allowed the 27-year-old to depart given the influence which he has on the North London side.

The Dutchman has backed Eriksen to flourish at Inter under manager Antonio Conte.

Eriksen’s last twelve months at Tottenham were a disappointment with Jose Mourinho admitting in January that his form was not at the level one would expect from the former Ajax man (AS).

Jol told  Italian news outlet the Gazzetta dello Sport: “There are many players at Inter in his position: if you think he is the best, then he has to play. If he is just one of the 24, then this is a problem.

“I always said to the Tottenham president, Daniel Levy, ‘if you sell him, it will be a problem’, because Christian was the leader and the extra man for Spurs.

“Now he can be that at Inter: Conte is a top manager. He will know how best to use him.”

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