“There isn’t anyone like him really” – Former player singles out unique Spurs star

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Darren Anderton admits that he would not swap Christian Eriksen for any other player in the world.

The Dane is out of contract in North London next summer and has been heavily linked with a potential move to Spain with Real Madrid (Daily Mail).

Eriksen, who is known as ‘maestro’ among his team-mates for his ability to orchestrate the play has been at the Premier League outfit since joining from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer of 2013.

Talks over an extension between Eriksen’s representatives and the club have so far hit a roadblock. 

Anderton believes that Eriksen’s ability to unlock a defence with a single pass makes him a world class talent and one which Spurs cannot afford to lose.

Spurs face a tough decision on whether to sell the 27-year-old this summer and receive a transfer fee, or risk allowing him to walk away from the club for nothing in 2020.

Anderton, speaking exclusively to 888sport said: “There isn’t anyone like him really. There’s Hazard who also makes things happen and opens teams up and Pogba is doing that too at United. But I wouldn’t swap Eriksen for anyone, that’s for sure.

“There was a spell where Spurs supporters were concerned that he never seemed to do it in the big games but I never really bought into that. When Spurs are playing well it’s usually because he’s the one making things happen. His ability to make a pass makes him a world class talent and I love watching him play.”

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