Player watch: Christian Eriksen

Deggsy56

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I think this consideration is actually our best hope of holding onto Eriksen -- not because he'll look at the intermediate-term future of the club and decide he'd rather stay, but because they'll be looking at the squad and deciding how they want to spend their transfer kitty. Ever since the market got blown up by the Neymar and Mbappe transfers, Perez has elected to buy young, relatively inexpensive talents instead of galacticos, which would suggest that even Madrid is in a position where they have to be strategic about how they use their transfer funds given the current conditions in the market.

With Isco, Kovacic, and James all at least potentially in the squad for whoever their new manager turns out to be, he may look at the list of players who need replacing and think that it doesn't make sense to spend a big chunk of his available funds on Eriksen. Madrid deciding not to pursue this transfer is really our only hope of holding onto Eriksen IMO, because it's clear that he wants the move.
Obviously you've not read my post above!
 

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Wasn't necessarily directed at only you, more the notion that getting big money for Eriksen would soften the blow, which I think it wouldn't.
Transfer prices are sky high anyway, I don’t think it would have as much effect as you think. The important thing is we get as much money as possible for him. I don’t see the point in letting him go for a cut price amount, I’d rather let him go for nothing and keep him for another year.
 

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Worth noting that Real apparently don't have a huge amount of cash to throw around, particularly given their huge stadium renovation. Their MO is usually to tap up players, but they can't compete financially with PSG and City, and possibly Barca too.
 

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He just took the one quote that everyone is debating from that interview with Danish media and wrote his own fanfic intro to it to give it a positive spin. It could be positive. It could be negative. Nobody knows and I bet that is intentional.
He's signing a new 5 year deal, get over it.
 

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Obviously you've not read my post above!
In the same interview where that quote came from, he said "I think people know what I want and I know what Tottenham wants."

Given that he's been public about his desire to join Barca or Madrid in the past, that he's very conspicuously not renewing his contract, and that JJ is saying that is people are feeding stories to the press, we have to acknowledge that he wants the move.
 

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I'm not sure if it was posted here, but there an an article in the Mail I think, which said we are considering letting Eriksen go on a free in 2020 if he doesn't sign a new deal, rather than selling him in the summer. The reasoning is, he is basically irreplaceable, and to attempt to replace him would cost at least 50 million, plus wages and signing on fee's which would probably total another 10 million over 5 years. Set against that would be the low balling offer which Madrid will propose, seeing as Eriksen will have just 12 months left on his contract.

If the 20% sell on clause is true, that makes it even less appealing to sell him in the summer, as the money we will get will be negligible, say it costs us 70 million to replace Eriksen in total, we may only pocket around that from Madrid, so there is no incentive. When you consider the value to having Eriksen in the side for another 12 months, the fact that we signed him for such little money originally, and all the other variables, and the fact any new signing we make could equal chance be a flop or a success, it makes little sense to cash in (in the loosest possible term) in the summer.

I could very well see us letting him go on a free if he doesn't extend his contract. I would be interested to know the financial incentives if Levy did cash in on him, because form the outside looking in, I don't see any advantages whatsoever.

In essence, there are huge sporting advantages in letting Eriksen wind down his contract, and there are zero financial incentives to selling him in the summer. The only possible reason to sell would be if we had indentified a ready made younger replacement for Eriksen who would slot straight in and be brilliant, but I find that hugely unlikely, especially with our recent track record of failing to secure our primary targets.

What do the rest of you think?
We'd still have to spend £70m to replace him when he's out of contract. And we wont have got that from his sale so we either find £70m or don't replace him at all leaving us weaker.
 

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Worth noting that Real apparently don't have a huge amount of cash to throw around, particularly given their huge stadium renovation. Their MO is usually to tap up players, but they can't compete financially with PSG and City, and possibly Barca too.
Presidential elctions next summer. Perez will find money for transfers or someone else will. They are the second richest team in the world and unlike utd don't have interest payments on debt and don't have to give anything to shareholders. They can spend an awful lot if they wanted.
 

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In the same interview where that quote came from, he said "I think people know what I want and I know what Tottenham wants."

Given that he's been public about his desire to join Barca or Madrid in the past, that he's very conspicuously not renewing his contract, and that JJ is saying that is people are feeding stories to the press, we have to acknowledge that he wants the move.
He also went on to say there is nice dialogue so there's nothing new.

“I think people know what I want, and I know what they [Tottenham] would like. There is a nice dialogue so there is nothing [new] there.” (As reported by Goal.com)
 

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Presidential elctions next summer. Perez will find money for transfers or someone else will. They are the second richest team in the world and unlike utd don't have interest payments on debt and don't have to give anything to shareholders. They can spend an awful lot if they wanted.
Fair enough. Was just what I heard from Tim Vickery on the radio, who seems to be fairly well informed.
 
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Lilbaz

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Fair enough. Was just what I hears from Tim Vickery on the radio, who seems to be fairly well informed.
The renovation of the bernabau will be £355m. This is £100m less than utds debt. Utd don't have trouble finding money for players not sure why madrid would.
 

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Sorry was just trying to explain my reasoning.
It's all good. I seem to remember Real selling their city training ground for a (suspiciously) huge sum a few years ago to fund transfers. And I think United service their debt easily due to their massive turnover. Perhaps their lack of activity recently has lulled some people into a false sense of security.
 
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