The Eriksen saga continues to progress at its own breakneck pace. First, there was speculation about the future of the Denmark international. After the Champions League, the Nations League kicked on and Eriksen vented his desire to leave Spurs for a ‘step-up’ in his career.
Now his manager for the national team has turned on the rhetoric by saying that Christian Eriksen has done his part of Tottenham in his first six seasons at Spurs and doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone.
The Tottenham midfielder scored 10 goals in the current season and assisted a good 17 goals across competition. Tottenham are hard at work in the transfer market to find someone who can adequately replace the Dane but his are big shoes to fill at Spurs.
Asked about Christian Eriksen at Spurs, his national coach had this to say:
“He has done well for Tottenham and we had so many special occasions [with him] playing in our side.
“But he has done his job for Tottenham and Denmark, so we have to wait and see what’s happening.”
– Age Hareide via Mirror
Denmark’s number 10 moved to Tottenham in 2013 and has made over 200 appearances for the club in that time. Eriksen also has 88 caps for his country, making him a very experienced and effective attacking midfielder in his prime at 27. Tottenham have the choice of either losing him for free next summer when his contract expires or to sell him now for a low amount.
Real Madrid have been interested in the Spurs player for the last few windows but so far they have conducted business in excess of £200 million and it looks unlikely they are going to make a mouth-watering bid to Daniel Levy. Naturally, he’s pissed at Eriksen.