Tottenham Hotspur currently have three first-team players who will be out of contract at the end of the season, as it stands.
Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen are all well into the final year on their respective contracts, and it is not yet clear which, if any, will sign a new deal.
Christian Eriksen will likely come as the biggest blow to Spurs and Daniel Levy, with the Great Dane now at the peak age of his career.
If he chooses to leave on a free, Spurs will not only lose one of their best midfield players, but also the chance to rake in some big money for him.
Jose Mourinho was asked once again today in his press conference what was said between himself and Eriksen during their one-on-one meeting.
As usual, the manager refused to give any details, but did claim that Eriksen was welcome to reveal all if he desired.
Mourinho said (Football London): “(Laughs) I’m not going to answer you. It’s for him to tell you. Of course I had a conversation with him, of course I have to defend the best interests of my club. My club is more important than my players and my players more important than me. But club is more important than any one of us.
“So that’s the way I think. He is a fantastic player but the situation is I have to think first about the club’s interests. But I’m not going to tell you. If Christian wants to do it as a personal point of view about what we said, I’m perfectly fine with it. I have nothing to hide. I’m just not sharing it with you out of respect for the player.”
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