Christian Eriksen is yet to sign a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur, despite the fact that his current deal will expire at the end of next season.
Spurs will fancy their chances of keeping hold of the Denmark international, but it would be an absolute disaster for the club if he decided to move on.
Eriksen’s form for Tottenham last season was outstanding, managing 14 goals and 13 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.
This term, his numbers are not quite as impressive. Indeed, the attacker is actually yet to score a Premier League goal during the 2018-19 campaign, and has not started a league game for the capital outfit since September 22.
A stomach injury has harmed Eriksen’s campaign, however, and Tottenham will once again see the best of him once the issue has been dealt with.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are just two of the clubs that will be closely monitoring developments, and it remains to be seen whether Eriksen can agree a new deal with the club that he joined from Ajax in 2013.
Tottenham paid just £11m for Eriksen in 2013, which has proved to be a stunning piece of business. Since then, the attacker has made 239 appearances for Spurs in all competitions, scoring 57 times and providing 73 assists.
In 180 Premier League appearances, Eriksen has 41 goals and 54 assists, whilst he has also been involved in six goals in 15 Champions League appearances for the club.
If Tottenham are to become a team that challenges for the major trophies then they simply have to keep Eriksen at the club.
It could be suggested that Spurs have performed well this season without Eriksen, but the 26-year-old is an exceptional footballer, and one capable of turning out for any team in world football.
The future of head coach Mauricio Pochettino has been a big talking point in recent weeks, but Eriksen’s contract is also up for discussion.