Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to offer their star midfielder Christian Eriksen a new deal to extend his stay at the club. According to recent reports, Spurs are planning to offer the Denmark international a huge deal this summer as they look to retain his services for years to come.
It is believed that Eriksen will be the first of many stars who will be offered new contracts with the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino also in line to be handed new contracts. The Danish midfielder scored a breath-taking goal on Sunday which helped his side mount a comeback and secure a historic 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
Eriksen’s contributions over the last few years have been one of the many reasons why Spurs have established themselves as UEFA Champions League regulars and now, they are well on their way to earning a top 4 place at the end of this season. The 26-year-old has featured in 38 matches for the North Londoners this season, scoring 11 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions.
Tottenham Hotspur currently find themselves in the 4th position in the Premier League standings, a healthy 8 points above fifth-placed Chelsea with just 7 league matches left to play. The North London team are looking to finish in the top 4 places so that they can ensure Champions League football for another season. However, Spurs are still a staggering 20 points behind the Premier League champions-elect Manchester City going into the business end of the campaign with an away trip to Stoke City looming on the horizon.
Retaining some of their top talents like Eriksen could go a long way in helping them close the gap between themselves and their top 4 rivals going into the new season. The Danish midfielder has already been a great servant for the club since arriving from AFC Ajax in the summer of 2013. Eriksen is highly versatile and can operate in a number of different positions across the midfield. He primarily plays in central midfield but can also be deployed on either flank or in the number 10 position, which makes him an ideal asset for Spurs.
At 26, the Denmark international still has his peak years ahead of him which Spurs could look to capitalise on in the coming years. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Eriksen and whether the North London outfit are successful in extending his stay at the club.