Daniel Levy: Tottenham not scared of losing Christian Eriksen

Daniel Levy - Tottenham not scared of losing Christian Eriksen

The Dane has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in January.

And chairman Daniel Levy is not ruling out a sale.

Tottenham are “not scared” of selling Christian Eriksen to a Premier League rival, according to chairman Daniel Levy. The 27-year-old is due to be out of contract at the end of the season and has been strongly linked with a move away ahead of the January transfer window.

Manchester United are among the clubs rumoured to be interested in signing Eriksen, who has started just one game in all competitions since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino last month. Tottenham risk losing the Denmark international for nothing in six months’ time, so Levy is not ruling out a mid-season exit.

“We are honestly not scared to trade with our rivals,” he told the Evening Standard when asked if he would sanction a sale to a fellow Premier League club. Defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are also into the final year of their contracts, though both players are reportedly interested in signing new deals.

“My view is really simple. For a player to sign a new contract, not only have the conditions got to be right but the player has got to want to do it. It is up to those players whether they want to stay at Tottenham, and we will see. I don’t want to comment on ­individual players too much. I actually think it is unfair. Every circumstance is different. There may be a player who wants to stay, there may be a player we don’t want to stay.”

Eriksen came off the bench to set up Vertonghen’s late goal in his side’s 2-1 win at Wolves on Sunday. With Jose Mourinho also not afraid to leave the Dane on the bench, chances arehe would leave before his contract runs out in the summer.


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