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Spurs talisman set to sign new contract

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Michael Regan

Christian Eriksen could sign a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur before the end of the year, according to the Mirror. The paper claims that Eriksen is happy at Tottenham and, most importantly settled under Mauricio Pochettino, so he is willing to sign on with the club long-term.

There is reason to be skeptical of the report. It doesn't mention a source or have a quote or anything. Moreover, it says that Eriksen has been much better under Pochettino than he was last season, which is tough to justify.

Still, it would make sense for Eriksen to sign a new contract. His current deal runs through 2018, but he would presumably get a nice raise with another contract and he does seem to be getting along well with Pochettino. When the Denmark manager criticized him last week, Pochettino came out to defend the playmaker and, whether he's been spectacular or not, he is clearly central to Spurs' plans under their new manager. Right now, it looks like a good fit for club and player with no reason to think either side would be against signing a new contract so it could very well happen soon.