Eriksen explains why his contract situation is 'unnatural'

Smokinhotspur

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This is a situation that should never have been allowed to develop. I think we are now seeing the implication of not signing Grealish or another versatile forward player EARLY in last summer's window. Given that the window was punctuated by the world cup, shortened to shut before the start of the season plus with the club knowing that Son was going to the Asia Games, it was imperative from both a football and a business perspective to get another forward in so we could put a timeline for Eriksen to sign up or be sold.

Instead, whilst the likes of Leicester were decisive in signing Maddison early, we messed about trying to get Grealish on the cheap which spectacularly backfired after Villa secured investment and then descended into the farce of last minute bids on deadline day . With the security of another forward to beef up the squad, we could have sold Eriksen for around the £100m mark last summer. In the meantime, he has continued to flatter to deceive on the pitch and with a year left on his contract, we'll be lucky to get £30-40m for him this year. This situation has been badly handled by the club IMHO and if he does leave, the value we should be reaping having developed him for the last 6 years (the very essence of our strategy for buying young) will not be realised. SAD.
 

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I'm sure he is relaxed about it, nice to know he completely doesn't care about it, why would he, at the end of it all a shorter time left means a lower fee and higher wages he can demand from either the buyers or if he holds us to ransom, cheers Christian...
 

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Can’t blame the players , it’s the clubs that put contracts for players to sign.
Quite. Seriously, what is the benefit for Eriksen signing a deal?

He’s on peanuts and we’re not offering anywhere near top dollar, he has a couple of bad games and the fans are calling for his head despite him being our best player by quite some distance, we’ve won nothing for years, we’re not investing in the squad and haven’t done for a while, and it looks like several others may be leaving soon. Can anyone blame him for not banging on Levy’s door asking for some microbrewery shares?

Considering he could basically go anywhere he wanted next summer, it should go without saying that we need to be pulling out the stops for him if we want to keep him. This idea that’s grown that Spurs and Spurs alone are allowed to underpay players significantly yet they should be grateful for it is really quite something
 

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Seems as if nearly everyone has commented without actually reading the article past the headline.

I can sum up the whole article for you. Eriksen says "fuck off, I don't want to discuss it, you've been writing the same crap, whatever I say, since I was 14 years old, so change the subject".

That's the full content of what he says. The rest is journo-bollocks.
 

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This is a situation that should never have been allowed to develop. I think we are now seeing the implication of not signing Grealish or another versatile forward player EARLY in last summer's window. Given that the window was punctuated by the world cup, shortened to shut before the start of the season plus with the club knowing that Son was going to the Asia Games, it was imperative from both a football and a business perspective to get another forward in so we could put a timeline for Eriksen to sign up or be sold.

Instead, whilst the likes of Leicester were decisive in signing Maddison early, we messed about trying to get Grealish on the cheap which spectacularly backfired after Villa secured investment and then descended into the farce of last minute bids on deadline day . With the security of another forward to beef up the squad, we could have sold Eriksen for around the £100m mark last summer. In the meantime, he has continued to flatter to deceive on the pitch and with a year left on his contract, we'll be lucky to get £30-40m for him this year. This situation has been badly handled by the club IMHO and if he does leave, the value we should be reaping having developed him for the last 6 years (the very essence of our strategy for buying young) will not be realised. SAD.

Not sure what else you can do other than stick a fat contract under the player's nose. It was always going to be very difficult to attract the likes of Maddison with Eriksen being such a major part of our team. We could probably have signed somebody a bit further down the pecking order and we seemed to be doing OK with Grealish until Villa got themselves sorted (and should probably have been more proactive to get that deal done). If Eriksen moves on though I think it will be much easier for us to attract decent players and the ball is then in Levy's court as to how much he'll pay.
 

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Quite. Seriously, what is the benefit for Eriksen signing a deal?

He’s on peanuts and we’re not offering anywhere near top dollar, he has a couple of bad games and the fans are calling for his head despite him being our best player by quite some distance, we’ve won nothing for years, we’re not investing in the squad and haven’t done for a while, and it looks like several others may be leaving soon. Can anyone blame him for not banging on Levy’s door asking for some microbrewery shares?

Considering he could basically go anywhere he wanted next summer, it should go without saying that we need to be pulling out the stops for him if we want to keep him. This idea that’s grown that Spurs and Spurs alone are allowed to underpay players significantly yet they should be grateful for it is really quite something
How much are we offering do you even know? Or is it assumption that we are not offering top dollar?
 

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He might just be getting to a point where he wants to win trophies. Let's face it, there will be clubs interested in him who can pay him well and offer him a great chance of silverware. I don't begrudge the guy.
 

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Its amazing how many people cant grasp that its nothing to do with money for Eriksen and hes holding out for his dream move. He could come out and say it himself and people would still be in here moaning we arent offering him enough.
 

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Quite. Seriously, what is the benefit for Eriksen signing a deal?

He’s on peanuts and we’re not offering anywhere near top dollar, he has a couple of bad games and the fans are calling for his head despite him being our best player by quite some distance, we’ve won nothing for years, we’re not investing in the squad and haven’t done for a while, and it looks like several others may be leaving soon. Can anyone blame him for not banging on Levy’s door asking for some microbrewery shares?

Considering he could basically go anywhere he wanted next summer, it should go without saying that we need to be pulling out the stops for him if we want to keep him. This idea that’s grown that Spurs and Spurs alone are allowed to underpay players significantly yet they should be grateful for it is really quite something
I hate to admit it but if I were his agent I wouldn't be pushing him to sign anything. As long as he stays fit he has his choice of the best clubs in Europe. In the summer he can get a massive pay rise. I hope it's from us but if it's from Madrid I'd understand because this is his last big contract, he can't get another good deal in four years time.
 

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All this rather repetitive speculation, same as about four other threads, all based on "fuck off, I don't want to discuss it".
 

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This is a situation that should never have been allowed to develop. I think we are now seeing the implication of not signing Grealish or another versatile forward player EARLY in last summer's window. Given that the window was punctuated by the world cup, shortened to shut before the start of the season plus with the club knowing that Son was going to the Asia Games, it was imperative from both a football and a business perspective to get another forward in so we could put a timeline for Eriksen to sign up or be sold.

Instead, whilst the likes of Leicester were decisive in signing Maddison early, we messed about trying to get Grealish on the cheap which spectacularly backfired after Villa secured investment and then descended into the farce of last minute bids on deadline day . With the security of another forward to beef up the squad, we could have sold Eriksen for around the £100m mark last summer. In the meantime, he has continued to flatter to deceive on the pitch and with a year left on his contract, we'll be lucky to get £30-40m for him this year. This situation has been badly handled by the club IMHO and if he does leave, the value we should be reaping having developed him for the last 6 years (the very essence of our strategy for buying young) will not be realised. SAD.
Lucky to get £30m. Ok mate.
 

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Not sure what else you can do other than stick a fat contract under the player's nose.
I agree. But once he didn't sign last summer, he had to be sold so the club could maximise the return on his value as he had 2 years left on his deal at that point. Unfortunately, we did not put ourselves in a position to do just that.
 

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I agree. But once he didn't sign last summer, he had to be sold so the club could maximise the return on his value as he had 2 years left on his deal at that point. Unfortunately, we did not put ourselves in a position to do just that.
Wouldn't have made sense to sell him last year despite the fact that fincially we may have got more for him, you can't just sell him if there's no buyer and if you haven't got the replacement.

The priority last summer was to sell off dead wood but seeing as we couldn't get rid of them it made it eve harder for us to buy, so selling off Eriksen just wouldn't have worked.
 

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Its amazing how many people cant grasp that its nothing to do with money for Eriksen and hes holding out for his dream move. He could come out and say it himself and people would still be in here moaning we arent offering him enough.
Luckily they’re the same thing so it really makes no odds. All dream moves from Spurs will equal more money, so it’s not an either/or
 
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