Premier League transfer news: Eden Hazard wants to leave Chelsea, Ronaldo stops United target from joining Real Madrid, and more – November 23, 2018
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#5 Andros Townsend and Pochettino on Eriksen
Christian Eriksen’s current contract with Tottenham has been a point of discussion among the Spurs aficionados. The Dane’s current deal ends in 2020 and Spurs are trying hard to tie him down in a long-term deal.
According to former Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, Spurs’s priority right now should be to get him to sign an extension because the Londoners will need his world-class services.
“Spurs will want to get this nailed down,” Townsend said. “He is a smart footballer. His goalscoring record over the past few seasons has been decent for a midfield player. He’s extremely creative and offers Spurs something different, he gives them that bit of guile and creativity.”
He, however, then went on to question whether the former Ajax star is keen to move to a bigger club because signing this deal would require the North Londoners be strong enough to challenge for titles regularly.
“But I just wonder if his heart is potentially elsewhere. Eriksen has been at Spurs for a while and they’ve not quite got over the line.
“This deal is a key transfer deal for him; either he commits full-bloodied to Spurs now and trusts what Pochettino is doing and hopes they add whatever they need to get over the line.”
Meanwhile, it seems as though manager Mauricio Pochettino himself isn’t all that worried about Eriksen’s situation. According to Argentine, the club are trying their best to make Eriksen sign a new deal and that the player will make the decision that best suits him and his future – but he hopes that he signs a new long-term deal.
Pochettino said: “Look, he knows, 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.”