In a campaign that has not lived up to the pre-season hype for Tottenham Hotspur, there has been one shining light in the form of summer signing Christian Eriksen.
The Danish play-maker has now found his feet at White Hart Lane and has shown in his recent performances just what a bargain Spurs’ reported £11million outlay was.
A quick look at Eriksen’s recent statistics show he has played some of his most effective games in a white shirt in the last month, with four goals and five assists coming in his last five league matches.
But it is this form that has generated a headline or two this Bank Holiday Monday, questioning the future of the former Ajax player.
The Mirror is just one of many media outlets to publish quotes from Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood, in which he said, “You are always fearful that someone might come and take one of your best players.
“And Christian is certainly one. He is 22, just turned. He has the head of a 35-year-old. He knows when to speed it up and slow it down.”
He certainly does, but those quotes have now become the catalyst for suggestions that Eriksen could be on his way this summer. Only, there is a very simple reason why he will not.
The rumour mill thrives on speculation but some is far more likely than others, and considering Eriksen only arrived at Spurs last summer, the only reason they would sell him is if they received an offer Daniel Levy deemed too good to refuse.
With Eriksen having a contract until 2018, there is no other reason for Tottenham fans to fear his departure other than the club making that call. And with a big name boss tipped to arrive this summer, the prospect of the club parting with their most talented player before he even has his feet under the table is frankly ludicrous.
So yes, Tottenham may fear receiving a bid for the player in the months and years to come, but for the foreseeable future it is their choice how they deal with that when it inevitably comes.