Date: 24th November 2018 at 3:02pm
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Christian Eriksen has an uncertain future at Tottenham, with the Danish international being out of contract in 18 months in addition to being linked with a move to Real Madrid. He’s showcased some of the best form of his career for club and country in 2018 and may want a new challenge with a European giant if trophies continue to allude him at Spurs.

If he does leave Tottenham, Jack Grealish won’t be his replacement, however. There appears to be a narrative suggesting the Aston Villa midfielder will be signed in place of Eriksen, despite his lack of goals, assists and experience in the Premier League. Grealish has impressed in the Championship, but he’s still yet to prove himself in the top-flight, so why would he be a top priority for Spurs?

The 23-year-old’s best season for Villa saw him score and create 10 goals in 31 Championship games (2016/17). Eriksen contributed 23 league goals that same year and has racked up 21 the following campaign. The two players aren’t equals. Spurs had no intention of paying more than £25m for the midfielder. Eriksen is surely worth three times that figure?

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