Tottenham fans would have breathed a huge sigh of relief when the European transfer window shut with midfielder Chrisitan Eriksen still at the club.
The Dane was linked with a move away from the club all summer with Mauricio Pochettino publicly admitting his concern about losing him before the close of the window (The Telegraph).
The 27-year-old is into the final year of his contract with Tottenham and so the club will have to sell him in January or agree a new contract if they don’t wish to lose him for free next summer.
Former Derby County midfielder, Robbie Savage has now insisted that Spurs could lose out on the top four if they lose the Danish international in January.
Speaking to The Mirror, Savage said, “I’m not convinced, either, about Tottenham’s top-four chances – especially if they don’t keep hold of Christian Eriksen in January.”
The Welshman also took a jibe at former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood’s comments about Eriksen’s future. Sherwood said a couple of weeks ago that if the former Ajax man wanted to win trophies, then there weren’t too many clubs where he had a better chance of doing that than Spurs (Sky Sports).
Referring to Sherwood’s comments, Savage said, “One pundit said Eriksen had more chance of winning trophies if he stayed with Spurs instead of joining one of the big guns in Europe, but when was the last time Tottenham won anything?
“It’s so long ago that I was still playing”
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At this point, Tottenham’s lack of silverware in recent years has been so over discussed that Pochettino and the players must be extremely annoyed with it. The squad certainly deserve a trophy for their efforts over recent years and it is thus vital that Spurs take the domestic cup competitions more seriously this season.