Tottenham Hotspur may now be powerless with regards to the future of Christian Eriksen in North London, as the midfield inches towards an exit.
Eriksen currently has around six months left on his current deal at Tottenham, a club he has been at for seven seasons now.
The Great Dane has played 299 games for Tottenham, scoring 69 goals in that time, with the latest coming in the form of a delightful free-kick against Norwich this week.
However, it looks increasingly likely that Eriksen could leave on a free in the summer, with the player being able to talk to non-English clubs about such a move in January.
Short of signing him up to a new contract, the best-case scenario for Spurs will now be selling their star or using him as part of a swap deal in the winter window.
Danny Mills has suggested that he thinks Mourinho would have told Eriksen he can leave in January if the price is right.
He said (Football Insider): “I think when Mourinho first came in, he said he needs to speak to the players, I need to find out what they want.
“And I think he said it about Eriksen, ‘I need to understand what’s in the player’s head’, so maybe they’ve now had that conversation.
“And it may be a case of if the money is right in January, you can go, if not, you’re staying till the summer, Mourinho may not want to hang him out to dry just yet.
“We’ve seen that happen before so he doesn’t want to say the player wants to leave in case the deal isn’t right in January, and he has to hang around for three or four months at the football club.
“He might need him in important games, but clearly they’ve had the conversation and spoken, I’d assume if it was a contract to stay, that would have come out and been spoke about a lot quicker.
“I’m going to guess and surmise that if the price is right in January, you can go, if not then you have to wait until summer.”
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