Tottenham are ready to open talks with Christian Eriksen over a new contract as they bid to end the uncertainty surrounding the midfielder’s future.
The Danish international has entered the final year of his contract with last season’s Champions League finalists and has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Juventus.
Eriksen admitted earlier this summer that he wants to try ‘something new’ after six seasons in North London, though Spurs are still hopeful that they will be able to convince the playmaker to stay with the club.
According to the Independent, Tottenham will sit down with Eriksen and his representatives and discuss the possibility of a new deal before the closure of the European transfer window.
Christian Eriksen against Aston Villa:
– 3 shots
– 3 chances created for teammates
– Only 3 other #PL players involved in that many efforts over the weekend
He was only on the pitch for 26 minutes. Spurs had more shots in that time than any other team in total
Crucial player. pic.twitter.com/eqZGzVR2h9
— TranSPURS (@TranSPURS) August 12, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are believed to want to cash in on the 27-year-old this summer should an agreement not be reached, rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.
Spurs are believed to be willing to offer Eriksen a new deal worth £200,000-a-week, though the player’s desire for a new challenge and lifestyle change could still see him leave.
Talk of a move to Real Madrid has cooled following a summer of heavy investment for the Spanish side, whilst Juventus and Atletico Madrid are yet to firm up their alleged interest.
Manchester United had also been mooted as potential suitors, though it was believed to have little interest in moving to a divisional rival outside of the Champions League.
Eriksen impressed as a substitute in Tottenham’s 3-1 opening day win over Aston Villa, and the Champions League finalists will want a definitive decision on his future before the deadline for European clubs on September 2.