Tottenham Hotspur supporters may be wondering just what is going on at the club. Spurs are at a stalemate with midfielder Christian Eriksen as he inches his way towards the exit with the Spanish transfer window open until Monday.
He isn’t the only midfielder possibly on his way out of north London as Victor Wanyama is considering his options ahead of the European transfer window’s closure.
Tottenham Hotspur, who have four points from nine possible and lost at home to Newcastle United at the weekend, cannot afford to lose any more key players with the Champions League kicking off next month. However, it looks likely that both Eriksen and Wanayama are heading for the door.
Christian Eriksen turns down £200,000-per-week
According to Sportrac, Eriksen makes £75,000-per-week currently. The club has made him an offer of £200,000-per-week in an attempt to keep him at the club. The offer would put Eriksen in line with Harry Kane and new signing Tanguy Ndombele as the club’s highest-paid players.
Eriksen is allegedly more interested in a “dream move” to either Barcelona or Real Madrid. Although neither Spanish team really needs Eriksen in their teams currently. Paris Saint-Germain are said to be a possible destination, but only if Neymar leaves the club.
Spain’s transfer window closes on Monday and Eriksen has several days to still work out a deal. If he does stay past the transfer deadline, he would be free to agree on a free transfer in January with a club outside of England.
It would actually be in Barcelona’s or Real Madrid’s best interests to wait until January to ink the midfielder for free.
Victor Wanyama to Club Brugge
Belgium’s Club Brugge are gearing up for a run in the Champions League group stage — at least if they can beat LASK Linz on Wednesday night in the playoff round — and want to add to the squad.
Club Brugge have already signed former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Now, they want to strengthen the spine by adding Wanyama.
The big question is, would Wanyama play a major part in Spurs’ season if he stays? He would most likely be a fringe player with Dembele joining in the summer. Wanyama would get minutes but it is doubtful they would be significant enough to stay.
Wanyama was left out of Spurs’ squad for their loss to Newcastle United over the weekend. If he decides to leave, it would be understandable, but losing both Eriksen and Wanyama at this point in the season could be detrimental for Tottenham.
Spurs’ players seem to fight injury often. Dele Alli hasn’t played yet this term and Moussa Sissoko is regularly on the physio’s table. Losing two bodies, especially Eriksen, could be a major problem with the Champions League kicking off next month.
Club Brugge are willing to pay £13.5m to Spurs for Wanyama. He would be paid a salary of £65,000-per-week which would make him the top-paid player at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur could add to the squad with free-agent forward Fernando Llorente. The former Spurs’ player has been linked with a return as Tottenham have just two strikers on their books.