Tottenham are prepared to offer Christian Eriksen a new deal at the club worth a reported £200,000-a-week.
The Daily Mail report that Spurs are eager to secure the playmaker’s long-term future by nearly doubling the Danish playmaker’s wage.
However, the report states that there are concerns that even a pay rise of this magnitude will not be enough in keeping Eriksen at the club for the foreseeable future, with the midfielder admitting at the start of the summer to The Telegraph that he would like a new challenge in football.
Manchester United were the reported favourites to sign Eriksen for most of the transfer window, but BBC Sport reported that although the Premier League giants held talks with the Tottenham star, his desired transfer is a move to La Liga, with Real Madrid likely to be the destination as reported by AS.
Eriksen didn’t start in Tottenham’s opening Premier League game against Aston Villa, coming off the bench in the second half with the north London side 1-0 down. However, his introduction to the game was a turning point for Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side went on to win 3-1 with Eriksen playing an important part in the comeback victory, increasing the tempo of the match and being the go-to player for teammates to pick out in order to create chances, with numbers from WhoScored showing that the Dane made 3 key passes in just under one half of football.
With a year left on his current deal, Spurs face the real possibility of losing out on Eriksen for nothing come May next year, and with the likes of Madrid as well as Juventus sniffing around for the Tottenham midfielder, the club need to act quickly on what to do with their star playmaker with the European transfer window still open until the end of August.