Christian Eriksen is reconciled to staying with Tottenham for the time being, with his hopes of securing a summer move to Spain and either Barcelona or Real Madrid fast evaporating.
The Dane has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane all summer, and had his heart set on securing a move to one of the major La Liga clubs. However, with the European transfer window set to close this weekend, no club has made any formal approach for him, and now he looks like he will remain a Spurs player at least until January.
That does not mean that he is prepared to stay with the North London club permanently, however. He is out of contract with Tottenham next summer, and he and his representatives have refused to sit down and discuss the new contract worth £200,000 a week which Spurs have offered him.
That means that unless Eriksen changes his stance, the club will be under huge pressure to sell him in January for a fee, or risk losing him for nothing at the end of the season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.