Tottenham Hotspur are yet to solve their Christian Eriksen problem, with the Great Dane currently set to leave the club on a free next summer.
Eriksen is well into the final year of his contract and he stated earlier this year that he was ready to move on from Spurs to a bigger challenge (Ekstra Bladet).
However, no concrete bids were reported in the summer for the playmaker and he remains a Spurs player until January at least.
Ex-Leeds and Coventry City striker, Noel Whelan, believes that Eriksen will now wait until the winter window to sign a pre-contract agreement with a new overseas club.
From January onwards, Eriksen is allowed to sign such a deal with a foreign outfit, but not with another club in England.
Whelan believes that there is no chance Spurs can keep the midfielder now and that he will likely sign a £400k-per-week contract with another club.
He said (Football Insider): “It is inevitable Christian Eriksen will leave Tottenham. He’s going to run down his deal and sign a pre-contract with a team like Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus in January.
“He’s going to get a similar deal to Aaron Ramsey. Eriksen knows he can massively increase his earnings, as no club will have to pay a transfer fee.
“Ramsey got £400,000-a-week from Juventus, and Eriksen will get the same. He is 27 and still in his best years. I can’t see Tottenham offering him £400,000-a-week.
“It means it looks like he will start the process of leaving in January.”
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