Christian Eriksen looks on his way out of Tottenham this summer after admitting in a recent interview that he was open to a fresh challenge. The 27-year-old has spent six years at the club and made 277 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 152 goals.
Eriksen has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, but his next destination is unknown. The Danish international is out of contract in 2020 and could leave Tottenham for free next year if he isn’t sold or tied down to a new deal. Little progress has been made with negotiations, however.
According to Paul Jiggins of The Sun, Tottenham have offered Eriksen £7.8m-a-year/£150k-per-week to stay at the club past 2020. The playmaker isn’t close to putting pen to paper on an extension, but he did say in the previous interview that he’d commit his future to Spurs if he didn’t receive any better offers elsewhere.
Daniel Levy is running out of time to hash out Eriksen’s future. If he isn’t sold during the summer transfer window, foreign sides can agree pre-contract deals in January that will see him make the switch for free the following summer. The window shuts at 5pm on Thursday, August 8.
Pochettino will need to have either agreed a new deal with Eriksen or at least sold him by then.