Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly resigned to Christian Eriksen’s departure.
Eriksen has made it clear to Mourinho that he still wants to leave Tottenham, according to The Telegraph. The 27-year-old has refused to sign a new contract as he wants to try a new challenge.
This has been the case all season with Eriksen’s performances suffering as a result of the situation. After failing to move in January, he is now running down his current deal, which expires in summer 2020.
Mourinho makes contingency plans
Mourinho has accepted that Eriksen is going to be sold. If Tottenham do not sell him in January, he will leave on a free in the summer. Moreover, Mourinho has been told that he needs to sell players to buy others.
The Portuguese boss wants a new striker and a defender so selling Eriksen could fund this. Mourinho is now planning for life without the Denmark midfielder. He might promote from within or think about alternative targets.
Here are some Tottenham fans reacting to this report.
Why don’t you play with Gio? If Mr. Eriksen does not want to be here do not play it, I do not take away merits that was our decisive player
— Alex (@mcenriquerhee) December 2, 2019
Best news of the day.
Now start playing Ndombele & Lo Celso more & more
— arunSpurs (@arunspurs) December 2, 2019
Paging Gio Lo Celso. GLC, your time has arrived!
— Rick Kennedy (@rkken2902) December 2, 2019
Let him rot in the reserves
— N’🐐 (@123456789mxb) December 3, 2019
Then leave him in reserves and draft Le celso in asap
— Chris Bartup (@ChrisBartup) December 2, 2019
Leave him out of the squad then for the next 7 months, sure Denmark will be delighted, make him train with the academy
— My-key (@ziggy0416) December 2, 2019