Jose Mourinho is lining up to live a contented life in the absence of Christian Eriksen after the mid-fielder of Tottenham made it very clear that he will not renew a contract at the club.
The arrival of Spurs’ manager has brought three consecutive victories and also lit up optimism over nodding up for new deals for contract rebels Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
But 27-year-old Eriksen is all set to dishonor any effort to compel him to maintain his representation of North London beyond the ongoing season when his current contract expires.
Inter Milan and Christiano Ronaldo’s Juventus are looking for him to get the deal with him and take him to Italy. The Denmark international can make his departure in January for the enticing and right offer.
Eriksen will also be permitted to contact clubs in the New Year to sign a pre-season contract for a free transfer in the coming summer.
Deal Couldn’t Materialized
Previously, Real Madrid has shown interest in the star mid-fielder becoming the long-run successor to Czech Republic’s Luca Modric; however, the deal could not be concluded successfully. This season has presented the emergence of Federico Valverde in quite a similar role.
Mourinho vehemently asserted that when he arrived that Eriksen’s future requirements to be sorted out for him to be an unchanged starter this season.
Under the Spurs’ boss, so far, Eriksen has been pulled off the bench in two matches, then was played unused substitute against Bournemouth.
Departing this January could strengthen Mourinho’s position in the transfer bids. He will look to sell before buying.
Mourinho Eyeing Kane
In his very first window as Spurs’ manager, he is looking closely to a back-up striker to England international Harry Kane. Fernando Llorente hasn’t been replaced from 2018/19 season. He would also like to bring a defender to boost his backline for the campaign’s second half.
Getting the spot-on deals for players to go away from the club may not be simple – with Danny Rose insisting (recently) he wanted to run down his contract till next season end.
Eriksen would be willing to leave Spurs mid-season. However, clubs also know they can lend the player – worth over £50million when under contract – for free within 6 months.
Replacement not Good Enough
From Real Betis, Spurs has Giovani Lo Celso and has similar gameplay to Eriksen but has been unable to leave an impact since joining.