Christian Eriksen is now considering extending his contract at Tottenham beyond 2020, according to Spanish publication AS.
They report that the Danish international is now off Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid radar as he switches his attention to Paul Pogba, and that has made him reconsider his future.
The new deal apparently would see Eriksen earn a pay rise on par with club captain Hugo Lloris and England international Dele Alli to 6 million euros (£5.3 million).
Eriksen looked all set to snub the offer but has apparently performed something of a u-turn now that Real do not appear to be as keen on landing him.
Daniel Levy would no doubt be delighted if Eriksen signed a new deal. Even if the transfer saga flared up again at a later date, a new long-term deal would hand Tottenham the upper hand in negotiations and only serve to push the asking price through the roof.
For the supporters, it means that a key player would be tied down during a summer where Tottenham have to keep their best stars and add to that crop.
But has Eriksen’s willingness to leave soured his relationship with the fans? Perhaps they wouldn’t be happy to see a player extend just because his exit avenue has been cut off.
That would be an interesting dynamic and all of that would be to come if Eriksen does commit his longer term future to Spurs.