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Opinion: Tottenham’s best summer business could be retaining a star not signing one – Vitalfootball

Opinion: Tottenham’s best summer business could be retaining a star not signing one – Vitalfootball

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This summer has been massive for Tottenham so far, and it looks like their best business is yet to come. Not the signing of Giovani Lo Celso or Ryan Sessegnon, no, but keeping hold of their magic Danish midfield man Christian Eriksen.

The story surrounding Eriksen’s exit has largely gone very cold. Football.London have expertly kept us all up to date on the Dane’s future, but now it seems that whilst Atletico Madrid looked poised to take the midfielder, they’ve now opted to move for James Rodriguez instead, as per Marca.

Whilst things can change very quickly in the transfer window, it seems that there is now no direct threat of losing Eriksen and the Danish midfield man will be set to stay at Tottenham and start his seventh year with the club that he joined from Ajax way back in 2013.

The Spurs man is valued at a whopping £90m by Transfermarkt, and over the course of his six-year stay at Tottenham, we’ve seen him live up to every single penny of that valuation, scoring 66 goals and assisting a further 86 in his 277 games for the club.

Saying goodbye to a player like Eriksen will be incredibly hard when the day comes, and the fans will be absolutely delighted to hear that it may not be this summer. Should he leave, both Eriksen and the club would have to be okay with it and the buying club would need to meet the price tag that Tottenham have on their playmaker.

This summer, that looks unlikely, and whilst he may only have a deal at Spurs that runs until 2020, keeping him this summer and giving it another year to negotiate a new deal is much better than losing him in the next couple of weeks.


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