Player watch: Christian Eriksen

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Criminally underrated :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Secondly, I fail to see how running the furthest but putting in the fewest challenges benefits the team? If he runs 30 yards to put in a half-arsed challenge that the player with the ball simply glides past then that helps us in no way whatsoever. The reason people love what Lamela does is because the challenges he makes are tangible. The reason Sissoko is being praised so highly this season is not his skill on the ball but the tangible lung busting runs in the 90th minute that relieve the pressure on us.
I don't think he's there for tackling, I think he's there to cut off good passing opportunities which forces the ball into safer areas of the pitch where others better at tackling do the job? The fact that he's there doing that and also up the other end of the field scoring and assisting means that he's a huge asset to the team when he's on the field surely? Otherwise you'd need two specialist players to do his jobs. And he seems to do it all game every game. It's ridiculous really.
 

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Hmm, that Ramsay wage has just burst the bubble of hope I'd had for Eriksen signing a new deal. Fucking ridiculous money. Every player in world football is going to be demanding a pay rise now!
 

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Not that I’m wishing this on any player but football could really do with a player whose running out his contract so that he can get a massive pay day elsewhere getting a career ending injury a few weeks before the end of his current contract. That would sharpen a few players minds. Just a shame it didn’t happen to a certain guy that did it to us all those years ago, his name escapes me now :cautious:
 

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But what if a player doesn't want to be sold when he has one year left on his deal? If a player goes into the last year of their contract with their mind set on all the options a free transfer would afford them, there's not really much that the club can do to make them go beforehand.
Poch has previous for freezing players out if they're not committed.
 

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You can’t sell a player if he doesn’t want to go those days are long gone. Blimey if we can’t even shift janssen imagine Levy trying to deal for eriksen with 1 year left.
 
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But what if a player doesn't want to be sold when he has one year left on his deal? If a player goes into the last year of their contract with their mind set on all the options a free transfer would afford them, there's not really much that the club can do to make them go beforehand.
Perhaps the figures involved will have changed his perspective but Eriksen extended his contract by one year at Ajax specifically so that they'd get a transfer fee for him. He's not the type to leave a club who has contributed to his development with nothing to show for it, but then the money being bandied about is in a completely different realm now than it was then.
 

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Poch has previous for freezing players out if they're not committed.
Just because he doesn't commit to a new contract doesn't mean he won't train and play hard. For what it's worth I think Eriksen will keep doing his best but I don't think he will sign again with us. Eriksen doesn't strike me as the type to start causing a fuss or moaning so I don't see why Poch would drop him. By all accounts Toby has done worse and he's back in the fold. He will be in constant contact with RM and if they tell him to wait he will. Personally I think he is pretty much gone, just at depends on When.
 

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Just because he doesn't commit to a new contract doesn't mean he won't train and play hard. For what it's worth I think Eriksen will keep doing his best but I don't think he will sign again with us. Eriksen doesn't strike me as the type to start causing a fuss or moaning so I don't see why Poch would drop him. By all accounts Toby has done worse and he's back in the fold. He will be in constant contact with RM and if they tell him to wait he will. Personally I think he is pretty much gone, just at depends on When.
I'm not saying that, I'm saying that I think the club will look at things and put pressure on him to leave if he won't sign up, nothing about being disruptive, the club will not want to lose money on an asset they can get money for.
 

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Not that I’m wishing this on any player but football could really do with a player whose running out his contract so that he can get a massive pay day elsewhere getting a career ending injury a few weeks before the end of his current contract. That would sharpen a few players minds. Just a shame it didn’t happen to a certain guy that did it to us all those years ago, his name escapes me now :cautious:
Why should a player not be able to run out his contract. The club signed that contract also. We complain when a player wants to leave before his contract is up but we then complain when he chooses to honor the contract to the end???

Maybe clubs that are signing someone that has run out their contract should show a little financial discipline and not double/triple their wages because they got them on a free! That would do a lot more to solving the problem.
 

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You would also have to take into consideration he has now missed out on maybe 100k a week in payrise for 1-2 years... As I assume thats what he would have gotten if he signed new contract...

Really a bad decision by him involving a lot of financial risk... he could always Get his move - they all Do!..
 

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Hmm, that Ramsay wage has just burst the bubble of hope I'd had for Eriksen signing a new deal. Fucking ridiculous money. Every player in world football is going to be demanding a pay rise now!
No ... every player will be running their contracts down as they know they'll get a hefty signing on fee spread over their contract. For example, if we sold Eriksen last summer he would have cost a big club £100M+ plus £200k+ per week (based on Coutinho move to Barca). If Eriksen runs his contract down (which he appears to be doing) ihe can leave for free and he'd be saving his new club £100M+ in fees so would get a massive 'salary'.
 

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No ... every player will be running their contracts down as they know they'll get a hefty signing on fee spread over their contract. For example, if we sold Eriksen last summer he would have cost a big club £100M+ plus £200k+ per week (based on Coutinho move to Barca). If Eriksen runs his contract down (which he appears to be doing) ihe can leave for free and he'd be saving his new club £100M+ in fees so would get a massive 'salary'.
Well, if that's football's new model, any aspirational teams are fucked and oil money wins.

They're the only clubs that don't need the transfer fees and any clubs taking punts on future superstars will end up losing them to the 'super' clubs for free.

Sounds like a pretty shitty tipping point, either way...
 

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Bale signed an extension a year before his transfer knowing full well he was leaving. I assumed he did it so Spurs would get some money for him. Eriksen ought to do the same, IMO. I dont know how much of a hit he'll take in wages - but we've done our part as a stepping stone.
 
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Bale signed an extension a year before his transfer knowing full well he was leaving. I assumed he did it so Spurs would get some money for him. Eriksen ought to do the same, IMO. I dont know how much of a hit he'll take in wages - but we've done our part as a stepping stone.
Pretty sure Bale didn’t have much say in that extension in that we took up an existing extra year clause in his contract and announced it so it sounded more positive than that.
 

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Pretty sure Bale didn’t have much say in that extension in that we took up an existing extra year clause in his contract and announced it so it sounded more positive than that.
according to wiki he signed a four year deal in the summer of 2012. he signed a new contract every summer until he left for Madrid.
 
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