Christian Eriksen could be heading to one of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League rivals in January.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has admitted (in an interview with The London Evening Standard) that he would be open to selling to direct rivals. Eriksen is out of contract in the summer and Tottenham might need to cash in during the January window.
There are a number of clubs reportedly keen on Eriksen. This includes Manchester United (as per 90min) and a number of foreign clubs. From January 1st, European clubs can negotiate a pre-contract agreement to sign Eriksen in the summer.
Eriksen to stay in England?
But Levy has opened the door for the Denmark midfielder to join another Premier League side in January. This might be Tottenham’s only way to avoid losing Eriksen for nothing.
Levy told The Evening Standard that he Tottenham “are honestly not scared to trade with our rivals.” This has drawn a mixed response from Spurs fans on Twitter. There are two ways of looking at this debate.
On one hand, Tottenham want to make some money if the 27-year-old is definitely leaving. On the other hand, Spurs fans would like him to move away from England. Here are some tweets discussing Levy’s comments.
He shouldn’t be. If that’s the difference between getting a fee for Eriksen vs losing him on a free it’s worth it.
— Joe #EnicOut (@JoeGTHFC) December 18, 2019
Never learnt from berba then
— Jaaaay (@oJaayCo) December 18, 2019
Just like we gave Man City the league by giving them Walker ?
— . (@SpursWHL1) December 18, 2019
I’m just gonna interpret this as, when rivals come knocking that he asks for the classic “Levy big bucks”.
— Freddie ⚖?? (@Freddie_LR) December 18, 2019
Eriksen to United confirmed then?
— Wharfey (@Wharfey11) December 18, 2019
Eriksen to literally any club other than Arsenal. Get him off rhe payroll and sign a full back
— |R|S (@zerofoxgiven75) December 19, 2019