An argument for Tottenham Hotspur selling Christian Eriksen this summer

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen before the match

The Dane has reportedly rejected the club's most recent contract offer.

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

This week it emerged in the press that Tottenham Hotspur creative midfielder Christian Eriksen had rejected the club’s latest offer of a contract extension.

As reported by the London Evening Standard the Danish international 24-year-old is keen on staying with the club but is after an increase on the salary that has originally been offered to him.

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

The report claims Eriksen is currently on £30,000-a-week and rightly wants a significant rise to that weekly salary.

But is there credence to the potential sale of the player?

Of course the vast majority of fans, and rightly so, will say 100 per cent no.

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

Eriksen is a fantastic player who has performed well for Tottenham since arriving from Ajax for what was a bargain £11.5 million – as reported by Sky Sports.

But, from a strictly business point of view, could his sale be good for the club.

Spurs currently structure their team to ensure Eriksen plays in his favoured position – never a good balancing act to have in a team.

Tottenham chairman Daniel LevyTottenham chairman Daniel Levy

Then there is the money that Spurs would be making for the player. With two years left on his deal Tottenham could hold out for a top price-tag for his services, possibly approaching the £30 million bracket.

A huge return on their investment and plenty of spending money to bring in a suitable replacement.

It would be an unpopular decision, but one that might make some degree of sense from Daniel Levy’s point of view.

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