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Juventus Eyeing Double Swoop For Tottenham Stars: Why Spurs Need To Initiate Contract Talks?

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

According to Daily Mail, Juventus are eyeing a double swoop for Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen in the upcoming January transfer window. Both the Tottenham Hotspur stars are currently in the final year of their respective contracts and could be available for a pre-contractual agreement in January. Juventus, however, could face stiff competition from Inter Milan.

Alderweireld, Eriksen could be for a bright future ahead

Tottenham Hotspur have had a disastrous start to the campaign. And with Manchester City and Liverpool already flying high early in the campaign, it’s unlikely the Lilywhites will be able to compete for the Premier League title this term.

That being said, Spurs still have a balanced squad. And the presence of star players like Alderweireld and Eriksen, to that end, could be critical as they aim to win their Premier League title within the coming years. 

Alderweireld is slowly nearing the end of his career. But, his experience, coupled with his quality makes him a better option than Davinson Sanchez. And at the age of 30, the Belgian international could still provide at least two or three years of service.

As for Eriksen, he has become one of the world’s best playmakers following his move from Ajax in 2013. His creative presence in the final third acts as a catalyst for a Spurs attack that boasts the services of international superstars like Harry Kane and Son Heung Min.

Risk of losing them for free

It’s probably fair to say that these two players could generally cost a fortune given their quality. It was, however, slightly surprising, to see no clubs making a move for Alderweireld this summer, despite his £25 million release clause.

That being said, the Belgian could easily be worth at least £30-35 million if he can perform like his former self this season. Eriksen, on the other hand, is one of the best players in the Premier League, who is undoubtedly worth around the £100 million if he has a long-term contract.

Therefore, Spurs should restart contract talks with both of these players even if they plan to sell them next summer. Their hefty transfer revenue could help the Lilywhites fund moves for their potential replacements as Mauricio Pochettino looks ahead to the future.

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