Report: When Eriksen revealed to Pochettino his intention to leave Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Christian Eriksen brought down the curtain on his Tottenham Hotspur career in January after six and a half years at the North London club.

The playmaker completed a £16.9million transfer to Inter Milan in a cut-price deal with his contract having been set to expire in the summer (BBC).

Eriksen revealed his intentions to leave Spurs just days after the disappointment of losing the Champions League final to Liverpool by claiming that he wanted to seek a new challenge whilst also inviting interest from Real Madrid (Ekstra Bladet).

His plea was ignored by the Spanish giants which saw the midfielder having to remain at Tottenham for the first half of the season and claims that he was made to feel like a black sheep after being honest about his contract situation (BBC).

The Athletic claim that Eriksen’s desire to leave was made as far back as 2018 when Mauricio Pochettino travelled to Denmark before signing his own five-year contract extension (Guardian) to ask the former Ajax man if he would also commit his future to the club, but was instead informed that he was not prepared to put pen to paper but instead wanted a new adventure.

Pochettino never revealed in public the details of the conversation between the pair in Eriksen’s homeland, but instead claimed he was unsure of what the future could hold for the player (talkSPORT) dubbed ‘maestro’ by his team-mates at Tottenham (Instagram / Harry Winks).

 

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