Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said that he has spoken to midfielder Christian Eriksen but won’t discuss the topic of discussion. The Denmark international has just eight months remaining on his existing deal with the north London side and so far, he has shown no indication of penning a fresh contract with the club.
As a result, there has been the speculation that he could be offloaded in a cut-price deal at the turn of the year and when about the Dane’s future, Mourinho remained quite positive by stating that the attacker remains committed to the club for the moment, he told: “I’m not going to tell you what we said. Just me and him – and Amazon. The important thing is that he’s committed with us so let’s not talk about his future, let’s not talk about what is going to happen. Is he leaving? Is he staying? Let’s talk about his commitment for the club and for his colleagues and for the project and he’s with us.”
Eriksen has looked off-colour since the beginning of the season and he has contributed just two goals and one assist in all competitions for the club. He was touted to make a late move to Manchester United last summer but the deal did not materialise due to his ambition to play in the Spanish La Liga.
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have been regularly highlighted as the clubs after the former Ajax man and it remains to be seen whether either of them can convince Spurs into a mid-season sale. Otherwise, Spurs could stick with the Dane for the remainder of the season knowing that they could lose their player on a free transfer next summer. Eriksen was a second half substitute during Spurs’ 3-2 league triumph over West Ham United last weekend.