Video – Ex-Spurs forward has theory about Eriksen’s transfer comments

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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.”

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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  1. Eriksen has been one of my favourite players in his time at Spurs, but his form in the second half of this season, from about February onwards has been shocking, Im not sure if its World Cup burn out (he did have a month out with injury early in the season, which would’ve been a physical break) but to me it looked like player who had really downed tools and was no longer giving his best, he had so many shocking games and provided so little for us in the champions league knockout stages, as well as the league.

    If Eriksen does stay on, which Eriksen will it be? The player who has been key to our brilliant attacking play in recent years or a player who doesn’t want to be there? That is something that worries me and I would hope he could get the move he wants and we can move on as a club. I think that is best for all parties.


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