Pundit criticises Tottenham player’s agent over proposed exit

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Danish football expert Peter Piil has claimed that Christian Eriksen’s agent has done a lousy job in trying to secure the midfielder his exit from Tottenham.

Piil has blamed the 27-year-old’s agent Martin Schoots as the reason that the former Ajax man is still at Spurs.

Eriksen’s contract with Spurs runs out in the summer and he has been linked heavily with a move to Inter Milan this month (the Sun).

However, Jose Mourinho has so far insisted that no deal has been struck between Inter and Spurs for Eriksen (Football.London).

The Danish international came off the bench for a second-half cameo in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Norwich on Wednesday.

Piil believes that it is Schoots’ fault that Eriksen is still stuck in North London despite being linked with so many big clubs across Europe.

He said the midfielder’s representative has squandered all the transfer opportunities that have come Eriksen’s way.

Speaking to BT’s podcast Fodbold FM (as relayed by Sport Witness), the pundit said, “Something has gone wrong. That agent work is pivotal. I don’t know him [Schoots], but he’s not done a good job.

“How long has this saga run? He was asked for and asked for and asked for during the entire spring of last year – and after all, there is rarely smoke without fire. We know there was something along the way at that time. Why didn’t it happen?

“Why must Christian Eriksen go out and shake the tree himself? In the national team camp last year, where he stands in front of us all and says that now he has to try something new in his career.

“You don’t do that if there is something in bed and you are just about to sign something. There have been some contacts that have fallen to the ground there.

“Then there was the Atlético case over the summer, which didn’t matter. All of a sudden it was Manchester United and Real Madrid again. And now there’s a new case with Inter! Why is it not closed?

“The agents play a big role, and I think it is bad agent work that this case is not closed.”

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Rather than Eriksen’s agent blowing the transfers, the much more likely scenario is that the 27-year-old expected the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona to make a major play for him but they haven’t as of yet. He has thus had to settle for a move to Inter which is a sideways at best.

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