Tottenham Hotspur may soon have to replace Christian Eriksen in their squad as the Great Dane appears to be prepared to watch his contract tick down.
Eriksen’s current deal runs out at the end of this season, meaning he can leave on a free in the summer of 2020.
The midfield man can also talk to any non-English clubs as early as January if he wishes to set up a pre-contract agreement.
Of course, a new contract and a January sale are technically still possible options available to the player and the club, if not the most likely.
A Bola have now reported that if Spurs want to replace Eriksen with Bruno Fernandes, Sporting Lisbon will be asking for the same price as they did in the summer.
The report claims that Sporting rejected a bid of around €70m, so Tottenham may have to pull out even more than that in the new year.
The Portuguese club are said to be aware that negotiations for Fernandes will likely be on the table again but president Frederico Varandas is adamant thatSporting will not offer a discount in the January window.
Spurs Web Opinion:
Eriksen has been one of Tottenham’s best players under Pochettino and certainly the most creative. You simply do not replace that without spending big. This is Levy’s chance to make a huge statement.
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