A week ago, it looked as if Christian Eriksen was certain to move to Real Madrid, with numerous reports linking him to such a move (Mirror).
This came after the Tottenham playmaker told the Danish press that he wanted to leave the club in search of a new challenge and a step up (Ekstra Bladet).
However, the Great Dane also added that if no big bid came in for him, he would be open to signing a new contract in North London.
So far, no such bids have materialised, with reports stating that Madrid do not actually want Eriksen as they prefer Man United’s Paul Pogba (Marca).
This leaves Spurs and Christian in somewhat of a limbo, as the club now have to decide what to do with him, make an effort to sell now, sign him up to a deal new, or lose him on a free next summer.
Ex-Spurs man Darren Bent believes Eriksen had a strong motive behind his words (TalkSPORT): “He came out and said he wants to leave without actually saying that. It tells me he’s scared of the backlash. I think he’s come out and said the right words.”
“He came out and said he wants to leave without actually saying that.”
“It tells me he’s scared of the backlash.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 13, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion:
To me, it sounded as if Eriksen wanted to have his cake and eat it too. He wanted to prompt a Real Madrid bid if they were interested, but also wanted a new Spurs contract as a back-up plan if that failed. I’m not sure how I feel about that, and Poch will have to be 100% sure that Eriksen is fully committed before talk of a new contract.
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