Report: Mourinho planning for life without Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) instructs Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen as he comes on the field during the English Premier League...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly preparing for Christian Eriksen's exit.

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) instructs Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen as he comes on the field during the English Premier League...

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are planning for life after Christian Eriksen after he made it clear he's leaving.

Spurs brought in Jose Mourinho as their new boss last month, and his arrival sparked new hopes of keeping some of the club's contract rebels at the club.

Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld could still stay at Spurs despite their contracts expiring at the end of the season, but there isn't quite as much hope surrounding Eriksen.

 

It's believed that despite Mourinho's arrival, Eriksen has made it clear he will be leaving the club in 2020, leaving the Spurs boss to plan without him.

The Dane has been with Tottenham since 2013 having joined from Ajax, and he has been a hero with 68 goals and 88 assists in 293 games for the club.

However, his form has dipped this season, possibly due to those contract issues, and Spurs fans have been left frustrated with his form.

head coach Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiacos FC at...

Tottenham may hope to sell Eriksen in the January transfer window, but the 27-year-old will know he can earn a huge signing-on fee should he wait until next summer.

That leaves Spurs in a difficult position, but with Dele Alli thriving under Mourinho, his departure may not be felt quite as strongly as it would a year ago.

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (R) congratulates Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen after the UEFA Champions League Group B football match...

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