Danny Rose is desperate for Christian Eriksen to stay at Tottenham Hotspur, per Sky Sports.
Eriksen’s current contract expires at the end of next season.
Rumours continue to swirl over his future, with both Real Madrid and Barcelona linked with a potential interest.
If no new deal is agreed and Eriksen does not leave this summer, Spurs risk losing him on a free transfer at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season.
Eriksen sent Spurs a reminder of his value on Tuesday night, as he scored the winning goal in the club’s 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And Rose has told Sky that Spurs have to bend over backwards to ensure the Denmark international remains at the club.
He said: “It’s obviously vital [that Eriksen stays]. If you look over the five years that the manager’s been here, Christian has played the most games and that says a lot.
“When Christian doesn’t play, there are questions that we don’t look the same. He links everything up for us. The lads in the changing room trust the people upstairs to hopefully get him to sign.
“We have every possible foundation at the club – the training ground, the stadium now, the fan-base, the players. But it’s not just the foundations that attract players and make players want to stay.
“It’s out of the players’ control. We just have to trust that the people upstairs are going to do whatever they see fit to help us make that next step. We know that our manager is a winner. He demands the best from us and he wants to win something as well.
“So while everybody is on the same page, we can just look forward to next season and see what it brings.”
Rose is well-known for speaking his mind and has emerged as something of a dressing room leader during his time at Spurs.
That he has come out in such open terms and pleaded with the club to retain Eriksen’s services surely speaks to the mood of the squad.
A 27-year-old who has continually proved his worth at the club, many believe that this is the perfect time for Spurs to cash in and receive a massive transfer fee.
But if the selling of Eriksen is set to destabilise the dressing room, perhaps keeping him could be the best outcome.
And maybe Rose’s intervention will hurry the hands of those in the club’s boardroom.