Tottenham Hotspurs are reported to have offered Christian Eriksen a new contract with a bumper new deal to stay in North London.
The Daily Mail believes that Christian Eriksen will be offered a new contract in which he will double his salary.
Eriksen has publicly stated his desire to leave and seek a new challenge, and have a new experience. The only problem is that nobody has come calling.
Last summer Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was demanding 130 million for the Danish star. This put off any prospective buyers off.
It was widely speculated that he was a target for Real Madrid. The appointment of Zinadine Zidane seems to have ended that idea.
The problem is that he now enters the last 12 months of his contract with Tottenham. Spurs now run the risk of Eriksen leaving on a free transfer next summer.
His current contract earns him a meager 80,000 pounds a week. While this is more than many of us see over more than a couple of years. In footballing terms, he is on the lower end of the spectrum.
The proposal from Spurs is a new contract where he will see his salary on a par with the clubs top earners.
The offer is believed to be close to £200,000 a week.
Eriksen demonstrated in Saturday’s game, what an impact he has on Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
Tottenham trailed Aston Villas 1-0 at half time. Only for the Danish international to be introduced as a second-half substitute and inspire his team to a 3-1 victory.
There has been no dialogue to indicate that Eriksen would even consider signing a new contact.
However, to Levy and Tottenham, the possibility of around 100 million pounds leaving North London and them not seeing a penny in return, is devastating.
Given Eriksen’s known desire to leave at some point, the deal-breaker maybe he signs a new and improved contract, with a release clause inserted.
This gives the player a way out and guarantees Spurs a return on their investment.