The final was played only a few days ago. However, with each passing day we are getting more and more clarity about how the new Tottenham would look like after the first European final in the club’s history. If we read into the latest rumours, Eriksen transfer is a worry that will follow Spurs fans until it is resolved.
The manager and player have stayed quiet since the 2-0 loss to Liverpool in Madrid. The mist is slowly clearing, with Eriksen’s first statements since the Champions League final. The Danish attacker has held up his hands and said “I want to try something new.”
Precisely, Eriksen has been a Spurs player since 2013 when he moved to London from Ajax Amsterdam. After beating his old team in the semi-final and eventually losing to Liverpool, Eriksen is looking for a new challenge. The attacking midfielder has 10 goals and 17 assists this season, playing 51 games across all competitions.
“I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new”
“There are not many points that Tottenham cannot meet. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.”
– Christian Eriksen via Standard
He signed a contract extension in 2016 that runs until June 30, 2020. If Spurs want to recoup anything from the 27 year old star, they need to sell him this summer. Even then, it would be for a cut-price deal because he only has one year remaining on his deal.
Christian Eriksen’s transfer can be the catalyst for a good number of changes for Spurs as they face a rebuilding job in case more players follow Eriksen. He currently earns £70k/week at Spurs and will comfortably command at least double his current salary wherever he goes. Tottenham would perhaps not be comfortable paying that kind of salary to several players so soon after completing the new stadium.