Retaining Eriksen and Alli is further proof Spurs are moving in the right direction

As reported by The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are seeking to sign stars Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli up to new long-term contracts, after similar deals for Harry Kane and manager Mauricio Pochettino.

What’s the story?

The usual cycle at Spurs over the last couple of decades has seen them build talented sides only for them to then be broken up and their biggest stars sold.

There have been fears that could happen again with their current crop of players, but it’s clear they are ready to show supporters ambition after tying down their two biggest assets to new contracts.

The retention of both Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane is a massive signal of intent and it appears fans are in line to hear more good news this summer.

The Mirror say that the club will be securing Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to new deals, already opening talks with the former months ago.

How important is keeping them?

After Harry Kane, Eriksen is arguably Spurs’ most important player, often performing when others don’t in Pochettino’s starting eleven.

His 14 goals and 11 assists last season demonstrate he has an attacking contribution that Tottenham simply can’t afford to lose if they’re to make progress in their ambitions to win major honours at home and abroad.

Likewise Dele Alli is a supreme talent who is still improving his all-round game at the age of 22. Last season may have had ups and downs for the England international but his attacking contribution speaks for itself, with 14 goals and 17 assists in all competitions.

Keeping both could prove to be just as important as tying down Kane and with all three working under Pochettino, the club can truly achieve big things in the coming years, if they are complemented with the right incoming talent.