Tottenham Hotspur may face a battle to keep their first team stars this summer, as a number of high profile players near the ends of their contracts.
The main two who are rumoured to be on their way are Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld, whether it’s to Man United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, or somewhere else depending on the rumours you read.
Alderweireld had his contract extended by an extra year in early 2019, which unfortunately triggered a clause in his deal that will allow him to leave for just £25m this summer.
Eriksen also enters the final year of his deal next season, meaning Spurs may be forced to sell him for big money if he refuses to sign a new deal.
However, ex-Spur Paul Miller believes the rumours are ‘crap’ and says the two stars will be going nowhere, and Tottenham will only be adding to the team in the summer.
Miller said (Love Sport Radio): “There is talk of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld leaving but I don’t think they will.
“Where are they going to go and better themselves unless they went to Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid? They aren’t going to go anywhere better.
“The rumours linking Eriksen with Madrid are all crap.
“Daniel [Levy, Spurs chairman] has to wait a little while and make sure we qualify for the Champions League because that’s a tremendous asset for the budget. You get more money in the bank with the Champions League.
“Christian is very close with Harry [Kane] and so are both of their partners. They only live round the corner from each other. So I don’t see Christian leaving at all.
“I think we’ll be buying three or four players in the summer. There will be a few leave too as there always are, who might be a bit surplus.
“I have no doubt money will be made available. It hasn’t been the last couple of years and that’s for obvious reasons. We were building a £1billion complex.
“I think there will be new players in. The only thing with us, knowing Mauricio well, we want to buy the right type of players.
“We ain’t buying a 28 or 29-year-old midfielder or centre-forward. We are buying a young player, preferably English if we can, whom Mauricio can make a better player.
“I’m not saying that we’re not going to buy top players but they’re not going to be an established 29-year-old Spanish international.
“If we spend £100m this summer, we’ll be getting three decent players in and maybe two of those will be English.
“We need a full-back, a midfield player and maybe another striker. We need one of each, really.”
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