Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has this afternoon claimed that Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has rejected the club’s latest contract offer, ahead of an imminent departure next summer.
Danish international Eriksen has been on the books of Spurs for over 6 years now, having made the move to the English capital from Dutch giants Ajax in 2013.
And the 27-year-old has since gone on to establish himself not only as one of Tottenham’s key figures, but also as one of the most highly-regarded midfielders in England.
The last 4 Premier League campaigns combined, including last season, saw Eriksen directly contribute to a hugely-impressive 83 goals.
Eriksen’s contract talks
However, despite his crucial role in Spurs’ midfield ranks, and the club’s best efforts, to this point, Eriksen has refused to put pen-to-paper on a new deal in north London.
The 94-time capped international’s current contract is set to expire next summer.
‘Try something new’
As such, Eriksen’s contract standoff inevitably saw rumours mount that the Dane was set for a departure from the English capital this past summer.
Eriksen himself did little to play down the speculation surrounding his future back in June, when the midfielder admitted that he was keen on seeking out a new challenge.
Speaking in an interview with Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Eriksen explained:
‘I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new. I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.’
‘I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.’
Eriksen’s final decision?
In the end, however, none of the multiple outfits touted as potential destinations for the Spurs man opted to make a concrete move for his signature.
As such, Eriksen was forced to stay put.
The early months of the new season, though, have seen the 27-year-old often singled out for heavy criticism.
Many feel as though Eriksen is no longer giving his all for the Tottenham jersey, in anticipation of an imminent departure next year.
And, if the aforementioned report from Gazzetta Dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira is to be believed, then Eriksen’s made is indeed made up.
It is claimed that a Tottenham contract offer, worth €9 million-pear-year until 2024, has been rejected by the Dane.
This comes with Eriksen having decided to move on for free next summer.
Inter Milan, PSG and Real Madrid, meanwhile, are all said to be eyeing the midfield conductor’s signature.
Christian #Eriksen has rejected a #Tottenham’s bid for renewing his contract until 2024 (wages of €9M a year). In summer he will leave as a free agent. #Inter, #PSG and #RealMadrid are really interested in him. #transfers #THFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) November 25, 2019