The agent of Christian Eriksen feels he is ready for a move away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Eriksen, 27, has played a pivotal role for Spurs following a 2013 move from Ajax where he emerged as one of Europe’s most promising attacking midfielders.
Since joining Eriksen, who’s collected 87 international caps for Denmark, has developed into one of Europe’s preeminent playmakers – scoring 66 goals and creating 86 more across 227 matches in all competitions – subsequently attracting attention from other clubs.
He was strongly linked with a move away last summer, but nothing came to fruition and by remaining for a sixth season he played a key role in Spurs reaching a first-ever Champions League final.
However, it hasn’t stopped transfer talk, Eriksen — who has a year left on his contract — in a recent interview with Danish publication Ekstra Bladet said he wants to “try something new”.
In the past, Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid have been associated with his signature, which is now reportedly worth £100m, and representative Martin Schoots believes there’s a strong chance he could be saying goodbye to north London this summer.
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“Last season there were three clubs, two English and one foreign, interested in paying a huge amount to Spurs,” he told Standard Sport.
“For the club it was then a no-go area and for Christian not a must-have. I have the impression we are in a new situation now.”
How important is Eriksen to Spurs? Five key things to know…
- Eriksen joined Spurs from Ajax — where he played 163 times (scoring 32 goals and creating a further 65) — in 2013 for a reported £11m.
- He’s gone on to make 227 appearances for Spurs in all competitions (66 goals and 86 assists).
- No one has made more appearances (241) under Mauricio Pochettino.
- Only Harry Kane (159) and Heung-min Son (67) have scored more than Eriksen (56) under Pochettino.
- No one has created more goals (74) during Pochettino’s spell in charge than Eriksen.