Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged the north London side to part ways with Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international has less than 12 months remaining on his contract at Spurs and so far, the playmaker has shown no indication of penning a renewal with the Premier League giants.
“He’s made noises that he is ready for a new challenge. He’s been at the club now for six years now and the fact that he hasn’t signed a new contract going into his final year – I think it does have an effect on the team. The chairman has obviously put a price tag on his head [and] they have to get value for money. If he’s not going to sign a contract then they have to cash in.”
Eriksen has been reluctant to pen a new contract with Spurs over the past year and manager Mauricio Pochettino has personally admitted that he has no idea regarding the player’s future at the club. There has been no suitable suitor willing to match Spurs’ £60m price tag for the Dane but Spurs may still aim to sanction his departure this summer.
Real Madrid are currently the only club, who have been credited with an interest in the former Ajax graduate and it is unclear whether they are prepared to meet the asking price. Apart from Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld is another player, whose contract expires next summer, but Spurs appear content to keep hold of the defender irrespective of the risk of losing him on a free.