I have to admit that a week ago I was indifferent about Christian Eriksen leaving Tottenham after his displays in pre-season, but my mind has been well and truly changed.
Spurs missed that creative spark against Aston Villa, with the Great Dane on the bench, and found it tricky to cut through the newly-promoted side.
Eriksen was given 26 minutes to change the game, with Spurs 1-0 down heading into the closing moments, and change the game he did.
He increased the tempo, moved the ball along quickly, put in some devilish crosses, and almost scored a delightful free-kick.
He just added a bit of directness and a spark to the lifeless Spurs attack and it was no coincidence that the Lilywhites went on to score three after he was subbed on.
So, in my mind, Tottenham simply must tie him down to a new contract.
But, what should this contract include?
We have to be realistic about this. The best-case scenario is that Eriksen is open to staying, but still wants his big move in the back of his mind. Spurs will have to accommodate this if he is to pen a new deal.
I think wages of £200,000 per week are an absolute must, and Spurs should be looking to offer him a new five-year deal.
However, Levy will have to include a buyout clause in the contract and Eriksen will want it to be competitive.
I feel like £80m would be a fair price for the playmaker if he had time left on his contract, but I would only want to see him leave to a foreign club.
What do you think Spurs should offer Eriksen?
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