Report: Man United and Solskjaer want Tottenham ace to be central cog in team rebuild

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have had a sensational season this year, no matter what happens in the coming weeks.

Despite not spending a penny on transfers in well over a year, Tottenham look set to secure a top-four position, as well as an incredible Champions League run that could take them to the final.

However, Tottenham may have a tough time keeping one of their star players this summer, as his contract runs down into the final year.

Christian Eriksen has been an integral part of the Spurs front line across the entire Pochettino era in North London, and would be incredibly difficult to replace.

But, if the Great Dane refuses to sign a new deal, Tottenham will have to decide whether to sell up for a big profit, or keep him for an extra year and risk losing him on a free.

Despite Eriksen being linked mainly with Real Madrid (Daily Mail) in the past few months, a report out of the Evening Standard today claims that Man United and Solskjaer want Eriksen to be a central figure in the rebuild at the club.

The report also claims that Tottenham would rather sell Eriksen to Madrid, if the player does want to leave, but a decision will not be made until the summer.

Spurs Web Opinion:

While we hope that the new stadium and crazy Champions League run will be enough to secure a new contract for Eriksen, let’s say for argument’s sake that he is leaving. The Evening Standard quote £60m as the baseline price that Tottenham will want for the playmaker, bearing in mind he only has a year left on his contract. For this price, no major European club in the world would turn down Christian Eriksen, surely? So, why would Tottenham resort to selling to a struggling Premier League rival, when they simply don’t have to. The answer is, they won’t. We at Spurs Web would be extremely surprised if Eriksen ended up anywhere else in the Premier League, and we actually expect him to still be at Tottenham next season.

 

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