According to a recent report by the Independent, Real Madrid have made initial arrangements to work on a reported £100m deal to secure the services of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur next summer. The same report has also revealed that the two clubs have held discussions regarding the player and a potential transfer at the end of this campaign.
Spurs are still fighting on in all four competitions going into the second half of this season and are set to face off against Chelsea in midweek for a place in the Carabao Cup final. Moreover, Mauricio Pochettino’s men can still be considered as the dark horses to win the Premier League this term which should be enough to make any Tottenham fan happy.
Most of their recent success has been down to the success of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen on the pitch as they have both played an integral part during Pochettino’s tenure at North London. The Danish talent has anchored the midfield for Spurs over the past few years and has put in some match-winning displays at the middle of the park.
His incredible contributions on the pitch have helped Tottenham transform themselves from Premier League mediocrity into UEFA Champions League regulars. So Pochettino simply cannot afford to let his prized asset leave especially during a time when there is so much optimism surrounding Spurs’ move to their new stadium.
Eriksen has been a world-class asset for the North London giants for quite a few years, so it is only fair to let him leave if he has his heart set on such a move. So until the day comes when the Danish international comes out and states his intention to switch clubs, Spurs should be confident about retaining his services at least until the end of his current contract which is set to run out in the summer of 2020.
The 26-year-old has featured in 25 matches for Spurs this term, scoring six goals while creating nine assists in all competitions. His record has been exceptional even though he has missed some games this season due to injury. If Eriksen does end up parting ways with the North London outfit next summer, then it could give rise to a period of transition for the club as there is a possibility that a lot of their current talents might follow the Dane out of the door at the new White Hart Lane. In such a scenario, the future of the manager, Pochettino would also be thrown in doubt.
Hence, Tottenham simply cannot afford to face the consequences of the ripple effect that Eriksen’s transfer might cause in the long-run.