Tottenham fans can't believe what Paul Merson has said

Ex footballer Paul Merson enjoying  day two of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2015 in Cheltenham, England.

The Sky Sports pundit believes Tottenham Hotspur could be in trouble if they sell Christian Eriksen.

Paul Doswell manager of Sutton United and ex-Arsenal player and pundit Paul Merson in discussion during a Sutton United FA Cup media day on February 16, 2017 at the Borough Sports Ground...

Paul Merson suggested that Tottenham will struggle to finish inside the top four if they lose Christian Eriksen before the end of the month, when speaking on Sky Sports' The Debate programme last night, and some Spurs fans took to Twitter in response to his comments.

Eriksen's contract with Tottenham expires in the summer of 2020, and he has been heavily linked with an exit from north London this summer.

 

He remains a vitally important player for Spurs, however, and he proved his worth on Saturday, when he came on as a second-half substitute and subsequently changed the game for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

And Merson highlighted just how important the Denmark international is to Tottenham, when speaking on Sky Sports' The Debate programme last night:

"I'd go as far as to say that if he went before the transfer window shuts, I'd be surprised if they got into the top four. I watched them against Aston Villa and they'd run out of ideas. There was nothing really happening for them. Harry Kane wasn't getting any service as Villa kept things compact. Eriksen came on and it was a completely different last 25 minutes. He put the ball through the eye of a needle, he played little one-twos and he has vision."

Christian Eriksen looks on during the Tottenham Hotspur official training

The problem for Spurs, however, is that they will be desperate not to lose Eriksen for nothing next year, so if they receive a substantial offer for his services from a foreign club before the end of the month, it might just make sense to move him on, certainly from a business perspective.

And following Merson's comments on Eriksen, some Tottenham fans took to Twitter, criticising the ex-Arsenal man for his remarks...

 

 

 

 

 

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