Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Tottenham and Christian Eriksen are in talks over a contract extension and says he’s “not worried” about the situation. Eriksen’s existing deal with Spurs expires in 2020 but his future has been uncertain amid rumours that Real Madrid were planning an approach for the Danish international.
As a result, Tottenham have been desperate to tie the midfielder down to a long-term deal to ensure they don’t have to cash in early on Eriksen, and Pochettino revealed how the talks have been going. As per the Evening Standard, he said: “He knows (and) we know what we’re doing and of course we’re working hard.”
“The club’s working to try to take the best decisions. Christian is going to take I think the decision that is best for him. We’re not worried. In football I’m never worried. But I prefer that he’s going to sign the new contract and spend a long time with Tottenham. It will be fantastic.”
Eriksen has made 239 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 130 goals since joining Tottenham from Ajax in 2013. The 26-year-old has been in fantastic form in the last 12 months, contributing 21 goals in 37 league games in 2017/18, but his performances have led to interest from European giants.
Tottenham are fearful of losing one of their most important players in recent years, with Real and Barcelona reportedly eyeing his signature. It may be hard for Spurs to convince him to stay if they make their interest official, but a new deal would ensure they don’t lose him for less than he’s worth.