Even though Christian Eriksen has stated his desire to leave Tottenham, the club is not giving up hopes on retaining the talented midfielder. The Lilywhites have reportedly offered Eriksen a huge new contract worth up to £60 million, trebling the midfielder’s wages.
He has only one year remaining on his current deal with the Spurs, which has raised a lot of speculation surrounding his future. Nevertheless, despite expressing his interest in moving out, preferably to Real Madrid, Tottenham haven’t received any offers for the Danish playmaker.
Manchester United were one of the teams interested in Eriksen, and they actually approached the player, but he only wants to play abroad. That leaves the former Ajax player attached to the North Londoners at least until January when the winter transfer window opens.
Once January arrives, Eriksen will be free to negotiate with foreign clubs. Juventus are reportedly lining up a move for Eriksen, trying to sign him for free, just like they did with Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Sami Khedira in the past. Now, a report from Football Insider states that chairman Daniel Levy is keen to retain Eriksen, offering the Dane a new deal worth £230,000-a-week, including performance-related bonuses.
This would make the 27-year-old one of the top earners in the club, alongside Harry Kane. Although that sounds good, Eriksen is not interested in money; he wants new challenges, compete for bigger things, something unlikely to happen in Tottenham. If he remains in North London, fans couldn’t be happier, as Eriksen is the brain of the team.
They have lacked creativity and vision in their recent games, the things that Eriksen can provide every weekend.