Christian Eriksen will have clubs across Europe on high alert after reportedly turning down the offer of a new contract from his current club Tottenham Hotspur. The 24 year old sees the sticking point being that he wants a significant increase on the £30,000 a week that he currently earns.
And you would have to argue that he does have somewhat of a point. Tottenham are well known for their wage structure and Eriksen would like to be edged nearer the top bracket of earners such as Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele
But with Champions League football on the horizon it’s going to be hard to keep that structure in place as players will now look to be more handsomely rewarded for their efforts of last season when they secured a 3rd place finish (although let’s not forget that really should have been second)
Also the fact that Harry Kane is only £50k after all his goalscoring efforts over the past two seasons will certainly mean that they will have to think about offering a new contract to the England international soon. That said Kane hasn’t been actively pushing a wage increase but you would imagine a new contract won’t be too far away
Eriksen who has spent 4 seasons now at White Hart Lane has long been admired by Juventus and this bit of a news will certainly get their interest. But that’s not to say that this is the final contract offer that Tottenham will send Eriksen’s way especially as the Danish international still has two years left to run on his current deal.
It seems the two parties are somewhat apart on what they feel Eriksen should be earning but there is still plenty of time left to negotiate a deal that suits all parties and more importantly Eriksen sees his future at White Hart Lane so I don’t think there is a need for Tottenham fans to panic just yet.