Spurs fans will not like what Paul Merson just said about their top-four hopes

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are in a tricky situation regarding their attacking midfielder, Christian Eriksen, as the player has already revealed that he wants to leave the club (Ekstra Bladet).

Spurs aren’t in much of a position to debate either, as the Great Dane has just one year left on his current contract before he can leave North London on a free.

This also means that he can talk to European, non-Prem, teams come January 2020 about a freebie move in the summer.

Tottenham will have until the summer of 2020 to convince Eriksen to sign a new deal, or they could attempt to cash in on him in the next few weeks.

The transfer windows in Spain, Italy, France, and Germany do not shut until September 2, giving Spurs over two weeks to sell the playmaker if they so desire.

However, they would no longer be able to bring in a new player themselves, as the Premier League window has now shut.

Paul Merson believes that if Spurs sell their chief playmaker now, they may struggle to get top four this season (Sky Sports’ The Debate): “I’d go as far as to say that if he went before the transfer window shuts, I’d be surprised if they got into the top four. I watched them against Aston Villa and they’d run out of ideas. There was nothing really happening for them. Harry Kane wasn’t getting any service as Villa kept things compact. Eriksen came on and it was a completely different last 25 minutes. He put the ball through the eye of a needle, he played little one-twos and he has vision.”

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  1. Proper muggy comment, from Merson – let’s not forget Son(ny) nor Dele were playing, on Saturday and Lo Ceslo has been brought in as the heir to Eriksen’s position – complete over reaction after one game


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