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Ian Wright claims Tottenham need to try keep Christian Eriksen

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Ian Wright claims Tottenham need to try keep Christian Eriksen

Ian Wright praised Christian Eriksen for his cameo performance against Brighton and claims that Tottenham must keep him at all costs.

The 27-year-old’s contract with Spurs is due to expire at the end of the season and there has been no update from him about his future.

The Daily Star previously reported that Jose Mourinho’s side would accept just £25million for the attacking midfielder in the January transfer window.

Meanwhile, manager Mourinho claimed that he’s had discussions with Eriksen about his future and states they are “private conversations” (Mirror).

Eriksen came off the bench on Boxing Day to help Spurs beat Brighton 2-1 in the Premier League and he played a key pass in the build up to Dele Alli’s winner.

Pundit Wright was impressed by the playmaker’s display on Thursday and feels Spurs should be desperate for him to stay.


“Eriksen came on and he started to produce the kind of football that you weren’t seeing in the first-half. He got himself in positions, it’s the way the speed and the swiftness in which he changed the game,” Wright told BBC’s Match of the Day.

“Eriksen, that little bit of quality, they are going to miss him if he’s not going to be around and they’ve got to do everything they can to keep him.”

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TBR’s View:

It looks like Eriksen is heading out of the Spurs exit doors with his deal running down and it would be a surprise to see him sign on.

Toby Alderweireld has committed his long-term future following the arrival of Mourinho, but surely Eriksen won’t follow suit and will be playing elsewhere imminently.

The Denmark international gave a glimpse of his best with a late runout against Brighton, but has been nowhere near his best this campaign and fallen down the pecking order.

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