I am a huge fan of Christian Eriksen and always have been since he made the switch from Ajax. The Great Dane’s mixture of free-flowing attacking play, devilish assists, deadly shooting from the edge of the box, and taste for late goals makes him exciting to watch.
I am also a firm believer that there are few playmakers out there better than Eriksen at this moment in time, so why am I so keen for him to leave?
The short answer is: because he wants to. In an interview with the Danish media, Eriksen revealed that he wanted a new challenge and a step up from Spurs next season (Ekstra Bladet).
While he still remains at the club weeks later and no bids have come in for him, I believe that those words have sealed his fate.
You simply cannot state that you want to leave and then suddenly flick a switch and be fully committed to staying.
Even if Eriksen signed a new deal with a buyout clause, who is to say that he would get his head down and play well next season? What would happen if Madrid came back for him next year? What would happen to Tottenham’s transfer budget?
I do not blame Eriksen for wanting to join one of the biggest teams in the world, but in my view, he has made his bed now. I wish him all the best and will applaud him and thank him if he is to exit, but Spurs should cash in and invest for the future now.
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