Player watch: Christian Eriksen

faze_coys

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All we need to do is bring in some competition for his place and there is his new challenge.

No more coasting without consequences
 

BringBack_leGin

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Just read the interview again. He’s says it would ‘not be something negative to stay’, which is not quite the same as saying it would make him happy.

He also says he would ‘like to try something new’, twice.

I don’t think he’ll sign personally, but I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9232947/spurs-to-demand-80m-for-christian-eriksen-after-real-madrid-target-tells-club-he-wants-to-quit-this-transfer-window/

Apologies for linking a Paul Jiggins article, but it at least has all the quotes. Those indicating he’d not taken a new Spurs contract out of his thinking:

“I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan.

“Everyone wants it best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football takes things time.

“It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come in. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.”

“It is hard. It depends on the possibilities and nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay in Tottenham?

“If I then sign a new contract, depends on the conditions.”

Based on that, I’d say that he never drew a line in the sand, he just said he’d like to move to a club with better prospects, not many exist, and if he can’t then he’d commit to a new deal if it was suitable (which probably means a get out clause for certain clubs at a certain price).
 

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I agree I don't think he will either and I'm not sure I can massively blame him. When players like Ramsey are getting 400k pw and moving to elite clubs just because they are "free" it must be tempting as a player to set your family up for life. Not like you have to go to China nowadays to earn crazy money
Exactly. He's been priced out of a move this summer, but next year he'll probably have his pick of Europe's top clubs, all of whom will pay him more than what he'd earn by staying here.
 

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Exactly. He's been priced out of a move this summer, but next year he'll probably have his pick of Europe's top clubs, all of whom will pay him more than what he'd earn by staying here.
We could give him a £10-15m signing on fee. Not like a replacement wont cost a hell of a lot more.
 

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9232947/spurs-to-demand-80m-for-christian-eriksen-after-real-madrid-target-tells-club-he-wants-to-quit-this-transfer-window/

Apologies for linking a Paul Jiggins article, but it at least has all the quotes. Those indicating he’d not taken a new Spurs contract out of his thinking:

“I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan.

“Everyone wants it best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football takes things time.

“It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come in. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.”

“It is hard. It depends on the possibilities and nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay in Tottenham?

“If I then sign a new contract, depends on the conditions.”
Ok, that one is more encouraging, but I'm still not convinced it makes sense for him to commit this summer. We'll see I guess.
 

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Having Eriksen AND Lo Celso in the team would be a real statement and I would have the feeling we have serious ambitions.

Still feel like its one or the other.

Nervy weeks ahead.
 

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I think Eriksen will stay this season and leave on a free next year and there will be a number of clubs that will be after him then. He's a great player to get on a freebie and would be the signing of the season for someone.
 

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Yeah, agree. As I said I think that’s a big plus for Lamela.

Son is no fucking way going to take a rotational role. He’ll be putting in a transfer request at the end of the season.
Oh Son should be a bonafide starter, I just meant they will also share other squad roles.
 

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Is it me or are a lot of people ignoring the fact The GOAT has said he hears CE is about to sign a new contract....
 

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Great news if it happens. Yea his standard slipped for us last season but that's because of the stuff going on over his future, some players can handle it better than others so I won't hold that against him. IF he signs a new deal and starts the season well then all this will be forgotten very quickly which it should be.
 

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I think Eriksen will stay this season and leave on a free next year and there will be a number of clubs that will be after him then. He's a great player to get on a freebie and would be the signing of the season for someone.
He's signing a new contract haven't you read the Goat info?
 

BringBack_leGin

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Ok, that one is more encouraging, but I'm still not convinced it makes sense for him to commit this summer. We'll see I guess.
I think what makes sense for all parties is to agree a deal, four years let’s say, but have a clause in it saying that if an overseas champions league club bids £x, we accept, if a domestic champions league club bids £x+£20m, we accept, etc etc. That way, if he performs well enough to attract those bids, a) great, it means he’s had a blinder and b) we get fair whack but he’s still affordable.

It also protects him because if a club is willing to pay a high fee, then they’re signing him to be in the side, not make up the numbers.
 

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I think what makes sense for all parties is to agree a deal, four years let’s say, but have a clause in it saying that if an overseas champions league club bids £x, we accept, if a domestic champions league club bids £x+£20m, we accept, etc etc. That way, if he performs well enough to attract those bids, a) great, it means he’s had a blinder and b) we get fair whack but he’s still affordable.

It also protects him because if a club is willing to pay a high fee, then they’re signing him to be in the side, not make up the numbers.
Yeah, the only way it makes for me is if there's a Real Madrid/Barca clause in there somewhere. That would seem to suit all parties.
 

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I think the way things seem to be panning out with transfers etc., Eriksen may well have been convinced that new challenges arising within Spurs negates the need for him to move on. That and a big fat pay rise.
 

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Yeah, the only way it makes for me is if there's a Real Madrid/Barca clause in there somewhere. That would seem to suit all parties.
At the end of the day we don’t want to lose him for free while he’s in his prime. At least if we lost Toby or Jan next summer, they’ll be 31 and 33 respectively, losing Eriksen at 28 for free is burning money. At least a deal with a clause that takes him to the age of 31 protects everyone.
 

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While I am sure we're all happy with this news, firstly I'll wait to see if the details of his contract come out, then also see if we add to squad even with him staying.

Lastly, he courted this move away from Spurs 'for a new challenge' to either Barca or Real and it means they were never that interested. I love it when a fall back plan comes together ...
You really are a ray of sunshine at the moment aren't you? :ROFLMAO: (I do kinda understand but I'm more of an optimist)
 
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