Klinsmann wants 'exceptional' Christian Eriksen to stay at Tottenham for 'many years'

Former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann believes Christian Eriksen should stay at Tottenham for some time yet.

Tottenham legend Jurgen Klinsmann has told the press, as reported by Goal, that he wants Christian Eriksen to stay at White Hart Lane for some time to come.

Klinsmann, now manager of the United States national team, hit 39 goals in 68 games for Tottenham as a player, enjoying two spells with the club as a top class striker.

Ahead of the United States' friendly against Denmark tonight, Klinsmann took the time to assess a player he will be going up against this evening - Christian Eriksen.

The Danish playmaker, 23, has hit nine goals and two assists in the Premier League, realising his potential under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane may have stolen the limelight this season, but Eriksen has been just as vital, and his goals from midfield have been a huge factor in Tottenham's push for the top four.

Tottenham have sold the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in recent years, so fans must be concerned that Eriksen could be the next to leave.

However, Klinsmann has told the press that he wants to see Eriksen stay at Tottenham for a long time, and praised the former Ajax star's ability.

"There’s no bigger club than Tottenham," said Klinsmann. "Every player chooses their own path and sees their own limit, and I’m sure he wants to see his own limits and where he can go one day."

"I hope he stays for a long time at Spurs. It’s a very competitive squad so theres no time for him to relax as someone will jump in and take his spot. I’m curious to see him for many more years at Tottenham."

"He is an exceptional talent and that’s why he’s at Tottenham. He’s tremendously talented and seeing some of his goals this season and how he has been the difference in some of the games shows that he can turn it on. You always have to be very attentive and sharp on him. Having these types of players in your team gives you a spark."

Tottenham may need to bring Champions League football back to White Hart Lane in order keep Eriksen in the long-term, but he doesn't look like leaving Spurs in the near future.

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