The Tottenham manager admits that the club has received queries for star player Christian Eriksen as the Dane continues to seek a move elsewhere.
While Christian Eriksen has so far not been able to make a move away from Tottenham, it is clear that the Denmark international is a wanted man.
After strong displays for the Spurs over the last six years, Christian Eriksen has become one of the most influential playmakers in Europe. And the player has already said that he intends to seek a new challenge.
With just a year left on his current deal, the London giants are now seriously considering cashing in. The likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United have been credited with an interest but nothing has happened so far.
Regardless, Pochettino admits that holding on to Christian Eriksen would prove to be complicated. While speaking to Goal.com, the Argentine tactician revealed that there is a lot of interest in the former Ajax man.
“I hope he will [stay].
“I think he is a great player, Christian. One of the biggest talents in football. After five years working with him, I am sure in the way that he plays, and I hope so, yes.
“But you know, there is a lot of interest. I hope yes, but I don’t know what is going to happen with that.”
Earlier in June, Christian Eriksen had admitted that he wants a new challenge.
He said: “I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. In football you do not know when a clarification comes. It can happen anytime. Everyone knows it’s best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football takes things time.
“It depends on [chairman] Daniel Levy and another club has to come. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.”