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Steve McClaren comments on Christian Eriksen's future at Tottenham Hotspur

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Will Christian Eriksen still be a Tottenham Hotspur player after the European transfer window shuts?

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Steve McClaren has made a confident claim that there will be no last-minute bids for Christian Eriksen and the Tottenham board will be well aware of what will happen to the playmaker in these coming weeks.

Whilst the summer transfer window has slammed shut for teams in England, it is still open for some European countries, including Spain.

The Daily Express recently claimed that Tottenham plan to pen down Eriksen to a new contract, but they will look to sell him this summer if he doesn't sign on the dotted line. 

 

Speaking to Football Centre on Sky Sports News (14/08/2019 at 10:55 am), former Premier League manager McClaren stated why a player like Eriksen stands out from quite a lot of other players. 

On losing Eriksen on a free: "They will know that," McClaren told Sky Sports News. "Behind the scenes. They will know exactly what's happening and what's going to happen with Eriksen, whether he's going to stay or not. 

"There will be no last-minute bids. If they want to run down the contract, they'll do that. I think they are trying to get him to sign another contract, which is rightly so.

"These are top, top players. And when you get a top, top player, they are different than other people. They don't want to just play, they want to win. They want to win trophies. Eriksen's used to that. He was at Ajax, so he's used to winning trophies. I think Eriksen's looking at the signings and he's looking at the squad."

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Over the weekend, Eriksen, who joined the club for £13 million in 2013 [BBC Sport], didn't start Tottenham's opening day win against Aston Villa, but he did come off the bench to turn the game for his side, who were losing the match when he was brought onto the field of play.

An even tougher test awaits Mauricio Pochettino's side on Saturday evening as they take on Premier League champions Manchester City. 

Striker Harry Kane's two goals against Villa and Eriksen's display from the bench will be a positive for the North London club, but their lacklustre first-half performance last Saturday might be a slight worry. 

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is chased by Ahmed El Mohamady of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

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