Christian Eriksen’s current contract with Tottenham Hotspur runs until June 2018, but the Premier League outfit are reportedly interested in tying him down to a longer deal.
But the Denmark international is not.
Sport Witness claims that Danish newspaper BT reported on Sunday that Eriksen was offered a new contract by Tottenham but he rejected it.
Spurs’ offer was around £.3.2 million a year and would have made the 22-year-old the highest paid Danish footballer.
However, Eriksen has turned it down, as the playmaker’s agent Martin Schoots allegedly wants to see how the season pans out and what the value of his client is next summer.
Assuming the report is true, one needs to explore a few aspects.
First of all, Tottenham appear to feel insecure about Eriksen or else why offer him a new deal when his current one has over three years to run.
The former Ajax star is one of the most promising young players in Europe, and one suspects that top clubs will always have an eye on him, and perhaps Spurs want to make him financially happy.
Eriksen’s (or his agent’s) rejection of the deal suggests that he is open to exploring his options. If he puts pen to paper on a new contract now, then it will send a strong signal to other clubs that he is not interested in leaving White Hart Lane.
Of course, all this is based on a report from Denmark, but if true, then it does not really bode well for Tottenham’s chances of keeping the playmaker as part of the team in the long term.