“They’ll know exactly what’s happening” – Former England manager backs Spurs to hang on to midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Christian Eriksen’s future has been the subject of much speculation all summer but a move to Real Madrid now looks a difficult prospect as Los Blancos are reported to be prioritising other targets (De Telegraaf).

Tottenham have been able to significantly strengthen in central midfield this summer with the additions of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso but losing Eriksen will be a major blow for the side.

With the European transfer market open till the 2nd of September, Spurs fans will be hoping that there is no late interest in the Dane that can potentially turn his head.

Former England manager Steve McClaren has confidently asserted that Tottenham will likely not entertain any late bids for the Denmark international.

The 58-year-old said that Spurs will try to extend the 27-year-old’s stay at the club as they know how valuable a player he is for the side.

Speaking to Football Centre on Sky Sports News (14/08/2019 at 10:55 am), McClaren said, “Behind the scenes. They will know exactly what’s happening and what’s going to happen with Eriksen, whether he’s going to stay or not.

“There will be no last-minute bids. If they want to run down the contract, they’ll do that. I think they are trying to get him to sign another contract, which is rightly so.

“These are top, top players. And when you get a top, top player, they are different than other people. They don’t want to just play, they want to win. They want to win trophies. Eriksen’s used to that. He was at Ajax, so he’s used to winning trophies.

“I think Eriksen’s looking at the signings and he’s looking at the squad.”

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As it is clear that Eriksen isn’t at the top of Real Madrid’s wishlist this summer, the ideal situation for all parties would be for the 27-year-old to sign an extension with Spurs with a release clause that will allow him to leave if Madrid come calling next summer.

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