Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been one of the most vital parts of Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side in recent years. In fact, no one has assisted more goals in the Premier League than the Dane since he moved to Tottenham from Ajax in the summer of 2013.
As widely reported, Eriksen’s current contract with the club is about to run out in less than 18 months time and the club haven’t been successful in getting him to sign an extension so far.
This has fueled speculation about a possible transfer to either Real Madrid or Barcelona as Spurs will likely be forced to sell the 27-year-old in the summer if they don’t want to risk losing him for free in the summer of 2020.
However, Football.London‘s Alasdair Gold who is one of the most reliable sources when it comes to news about Tottenham, has revealed that Spurs have made progress in contract negotiations with the midfielder in recent weeks.
However Gold did add that a lot depends on whether or not Eriksen attracts interest from the La Liga giants.
He said, “Spurs are working hard to tie Eriksen up to a new deal and I’d heard there has been some progress in recent weeks, but a lot depends on how serious the interest is from Spain.
“The Dane is happy at Spurs and enjoys playing for Pochettino and with his team-mates. However, he turned 27 on Valentine’s Day and the lure of a new challenge at Real Madrid or Barcelona just can’t be ruled out.
“Much depends on whether either of the La Liga giants would pay whatever Daniel Levy would ask for for a player who will have just a year left on his contract in the summer.
“Pochettino certainly knows Eriksen is integral to his side and the club will struggle to find a like-for-like fit for such a rare player – a playmaker who runs more than anyone else. Tottenham need to throw everything that can at Eriksen in the coming months to get him to commit before the Spanish giants make any concrete advances.”
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