Report: Christian Eriksen rejects new Tottenham contract, but wants to stay

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen before the match

Eriksen wants more money, according to a report.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the gameTottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the game

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has rejected a new contract offer at the club, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

However, the Danish midfielder does seem keen to agree a new deal but just not on the latest terms that have been offered by Spurs. He currently has two years left to run on his existing deal but wants to receive higher wages and wants to be earning the same as many of Tottenham's top earners.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen before the matchTottenham's Christian Eriksen before the match

The Standard's report suggests that Eriksen earns around £30,000 per week at the club while the highest earner mentioned in the piece is Hugh Lloris at around £80,000, and a pay package similar to that is what is wanted to reflected his value to the side. 

The player's contract is said to be priority for Chairman Daniel Levy and there is confidence on both sides that a deal will be done. 

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen leads his team out on to the pitchTottenham's Christian Eriksen leads his team out on to the pitch

It's clear that the club want to be keep a close eye on the wages of their players, even with the influx of money that arrives from television revenue this season - it would be easy to hand out several new contracts to players.

Given that Spurs want to keep hold of the player, and he would like to remain at White Hart Lane, it's hard to think that a compromise of some sort won't be reached between the two parties.

Eriksen has shown he is a quality player since his arrival from Ajax in 2013, and when he plays well he can make a very effective contribution to the side. 

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel LevyTottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

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