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Eriksen “happy at Tottenham” amid contract speculation

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Words to warm the hearts of Spurs fans everywhere.

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Most of the Tottenham Hotspur transfer talk this January has centered around Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane, but there are other players on Tottenham’s roster that have been playing well. One of those players, Christian Eriksen, has again quietly been pulling the strings in midfield and has been a central part of Spurs’ season thus far.

Eriksen gave an interview with Danish television (via the Standard) after Spurs’ 4-0 win over Everton on Saturday. When asked about rumors that he could sign a new deal with Spurs, he seemed seemed pretty unequivocal about his feelings towards the club.

“I am happy to be at the club and have nothing negative to say about it [Tottenham] at all.

“[Son Heung-Min] is flying and so is Harry [Kane]. It’s enjoyable to watch and enjoyable to be in the same team with them. Congratulations to Harry for breaking the record for Spurs. It’s always a big achievement and to do it in so few games as he’s done is fantastic and of course Sonny with how he plays, it’s a big thing to play in the team with them both.”

Once a trendy pick to be poached by Barcelona, Eriksen has instead flown under the radar while still being more or less crucial to Tottenham’s offense this season. According to the Times (£), both he and fellow goal scorer Son Heung-Min are set to open negotiations for improved contracts with Spurs, and the club is already in discussions with Alderweireld about extending his stay past the end of the 2018-19 season.

The rumors are few and somewhat nebulous concerning incoming players in this January’s window, but getting a few of Spurs’ established stars locked down to improved long term contracts this month would go a ways to alleviating concerns for at least the immediate future.