It’s the transfer story that just won’t go away, yet even with the window now closed for English clubs, Christian Eriksen has still managed to find himself at the centre speculation.
The latest update surrounding the Tottenham playmaker from ESPN claims that the Premier League side are confused by Eriksen’s desire to leave the club this summer for one of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus, with the main reason for this bemusement from Spurs being that there has been no genuine interest from either of these sides in the Danish midfielder as of yet.
Indeed, Manchester United were reportedly in talks with Eriksen according to BBC Sport, but the midfielder has is heart set on one of Europe’s top clubs, namely a side in La Liga.
This latest update comes at a bad time for Tottenham fans, who recently watched Eriksen give a lacklustre performance against Manchester City in the Premier League, and the general consensus around supporters with the 27-year-old is a simple one. Better to sell him now and let him sour the mood any further at the club.
With a year left remaining on his current deal and any attempt to extend that beyond this summer likely to be quashed by Eriksen, Spurs face the real possibility of losing a player with a Transfermarkt valuation of £90m walk for free. Yet with how the Danish international is dealing with the situation, some fans might be fine with him walking for free.
There is no question that Eriksen has been a sensation for Tottenham since joining during the great spending spree of 2013, but the playmaker is facing a real possibility of leaving Spurs as a figure that fans no longer support despite being one of the best players to represent the club in the Premier League era.
Indeed, whilst north London rivals Arsenal saw a similarly important player in Aaron Ramsey run down his contract and leave for Juventus for free, fans of the Gunners still adore the Welsh international and wished him well due to the manner in how he left the club, which is to say with respect and still putting in a shift on the pitch despite a transfer away looming.
Eriksen faces throwing away his once immaculate reputation away at Spurs, and if the Dane continues to play up a move for a transfer, fans will be glad to see him go once that day seemingly comes.