Tottenham hatch latest Christian Eriksen transfer plan as European deadline nears | Football | Sport

Tottenham do not have another player of his ilk and still, therefore, want to keep him, report The Independent.

However, if the player reiterates his intention to not sign another deal then owner Daniel Levy will try to offload the player before the end of the summer transfer window, despite the fact Tottenham will not be able to replace the 27-year-old.

The Premier League’s deadline to sign players was last Thursday but Spanish, German and French clubs have until September 2, while Italian clubs must get their business done by August 23.

Atletico Madrid and Juventus have been touted as other destinations but there are problems to overcome with both deals and Eriksen is willing to sit down with Tottenham chiefs again to discuss his future.

The player was offered to Manchester United but he had “little interest” moving to a Premier League rival who are not playing in the Champions League.

If Eriksen stays at Spurs but does not agree to an extension, he will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January before moving there for free in the summer.

The Dane last signed a contract extension at Spurs in September 2016 and has since resisted extensions to keep his future in his own hands.

Tottenham regularly hand out new deals to their top players but with just slight improvements in wages, among other bonuses, each time.

This ensures that the club can sell on players for a large fee should a big club come in for them, because they have a lot to run on their contract.

Eriksen seems to have played the long game and, should he become a free agent next summer, will undoubtedly sign for a club who will stump up a lot in wages as they will not have to have paid a transfer fee.

Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, who scored twice on the weekend, wants Eriksen to stay.

“Obviously, there’s been speculation about his future but as long as he’s training hard and playing as hard as he can when he’s here, that’s all we can ask for,” he said.

“What will be will be but we’re happy to have him. That’s out of my hands. From our point of view as players, we do it on the pitch.

“We commit to the club and do as much as we can and whatever happens outside of our control, happens.”

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