Manchester United close in on Premier League star after Spurs told ‘to cash in’ on unhappy star
Former Tottenham stopper Paul Robinson as told his former club to sell Christian Eriksen is he refuses to sign a new contract, with Manchester United interested.
Eriksen has become a vital part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side over the past few seasons and is one of the creative reasons why they score so many goals throughout the course of the season, but there has been speculation that he could leave the club.
It is believed that the Danish star has refused three contract offers from Spurs over the past few months, with the latest reportedly close to the £110,000-a-week mark, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Barcelona all keeping a close eye.
It is no secret that Unitedhave long admired the ability of Eriksen and could have made a move this summer if they were not focused on other areas of the pitch, but there is a feeling they are waiting until January or next summer to try and reportedly make a firm offer.
Now Robinson has urged the club to sell Eriksen if he decides not to pen a new contract, he told the Sky Sports website: “I’d be surprised if they do keep hold of him due to the fact that he still hasn’t signed his contract that he has been offered.
“He’s made noises that he is ready for a new challenge. He’s been at the club now for six years now and the fact that he hasn’t signed a new contract going into his final year – I think it does have an effect on the team.
“I think it does have an effect on the players around him and I think genuinely if he did want to stay and his heart was there he would have signed it by now. The chairman has obviously put a price tag on his head [and] they have to get value for money. If he’s not going to sign a contract then they have to cash in.”
Eriksen is a man that is hit and miss and many Spurs fans would love to see him leave, and replaced by a midfielder that is more influential in the big games.
United could have been a great move for the mas as he would slot into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side very easily, but it will be interesting to see just where he ends up as many clubs are interested.
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