Christian Eriksen hasn’t looked himself this season, but that might be about to change.
Coupled with a string of poor performances on the pitch, Eriksen has been criticised for reportedly demanding ludicrous wages of around £150,000-a-week.
The player himself denied those reports, and now it appears he is about to sign a new contract worth around £70,000-a-week.
The Guardian reports Mauricio Pochettino was forced to step in as the club stalled on a deal for Eriksen.
The Dane has two years left on his current contract and is set to extend that by two years, signing until 2020.
Pochettino was worried talks were dragging, potentially affecting Eriksen’s performances. The Argentine duly accelerated the negotiations, and it appears Eriksen is now close to agreeing a deal that will effectively double his earnings.
It seems Pochettino’s influence at the club is constantly growing. Daniel Levy apparently sanctioned the big money move for Moussa Sissoko at the manager’s request, and now Pochettino has had a big say on a Eriksen’s future.