There have been a whole slew of contract extensions at Tottenham Hotspur the past few months. The most recent was Dele Alli who signed a six year deal worth £150k/week in wages at the end of October. That followed the extensions of Mauricio Pochettino and numerous other players including Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Son Heung-Min, Erik Lamela, and Davinson Sanchez.
However, one of the players that has not yet committed his future to Tottenham is Christian Eriksen. Despite rumors on multiple occasions that the Danish midfielder was in negotiations with the club, a new contract has not been finalized, which has led to some hand-wringing among Spurs fans who wonder whether Eriksen has begin to tire of the Tottenham experiment.
Eriksen has now opened up about his contract in Danish publication BT, and his comments don’t hint at any disgruntlement. Rather, Eriksen just wants to play football and is happy to leave the grind of negotiations to his agent.
“I have my agent to take care of it so I can focus on playing soccer. Then we see in the end where it ends. There have been talks with Tottenham many times. I can’t say if it’s over. You must ask them.
“I have not felt that they will throw me out yet!”
BT notes that the last sentence was said with a big smile.
I’m okay with this. We know that Eriksen is incredibly underpaid at Spurs, and we know that if he wanted to force a move to a bigger club that will pay him three times his wages there’s little Tottenham could do to prevent it. So hearing Eriksen say that he just wants to play football and let his agent handle negotiations actually feels like a positive. He knows his value at Spurs, and it sure seems like he’s happy at the club.
Dele’s negotiations went on for what seems like forever, until a “breakthrough” was made with his representatives. Agents are there to make sure they get the best possible deal for their clients — if they didn’t, they’re bad agents! That’s why I’m not worried, yet. Christian being happy at Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino is critical, and that happiness may eventually lead to a contract extension down the line.