Mauricio Pochettino has encouraging news regarding Christian Eriksen's new contract

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the game

The Tottenham Hotspur boss was discussing the contract situation of one of his star players ahead of Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has addressed the rumours surrounding star midfielder Christian Eriksen's future at the club, in quotes appearing in the Ham & High following the Argentine's press conference on Thursday.

Eriksen has been in the news this week in relation to reports claiming that his agent is asking for a massive new contract to keep him at White Hart Lane, with his deal having just two years to run. That has seen the former Ajax man linked to Italian giants Juventus by the likes of the Sun.

The player himself touched on the rumours on Twitter after the opening day draw with Everton, telling supporters that they shouldn't believe everything they read in the papers - hinting that he was still eager to stay at the club.

And Pochettino addressed these rumours as he spoke to the press before the first home match of the season this weekend.

“Always the players are involved in different things [contract discussions] but they are very professional,” the Argentine is quoted as saying by the Ham and High.

“We’re very happy with Christian and he’s very happy here and we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks. He’s got two years more on his contract and he’s happy here. I think it’s only a question of time to agree the new contract.”

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen takes a free kickTottenham's Christian Eriksen takes a free kick

Pochettino's confidence in a positive resolution is great news for Spurs fans who had feared losing a player who has been a regular source of goals and assists since arriving from Ajax in 2013.

Still just 24, the Denmark international has proven himself one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League at Tottenham and is preparing to join the club as they return to the Champions League this season.

Eriksen has featured in 135 matches for Spurs, scoring 30 goals, and supporters may now be that little bit more hopeful that the Dane, who captained the side in the recent friendly against Atletico Madrid, will be part of the side that takes to the pitch at their new stadium when they move in a couple of years.

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

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