Mauricio Pochettino has said he is “not worried” about Christian Eriksen’s future, revealing the club is “working hard” to tie the Dane down to a new contract.
Eriksen’s current deal runs until the summer of 2020 and reports suggest negotiations over a new contract have been dragging on for some time.
The midfielder has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona in the last two or three transfer windows but Tottenham have managed to keep hold of him with minimum fuss.
It is believed Eriksen currently earns around £70,000 a week, which is far less than the club’s top earners: Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris.
Asked in his press conference on Thursday for an update on Eriksen’s situation, Pochettino said he is hopeful an agreement will be reached.
“He knows [and] we know what we’re doing and of course we’re working hard,” Pochettino said (via the London Evening Standard).
“The club’s working to try to take the best decisions. Christian is going to take I think the decision that is best for him. We’re not worried. In football I’m never worried.
“But I prefer that he’s going to sign the new contract and spend a long time with Tottenham. It will be fantastic.”
Eriksen has been one of the most consistent players in the squad over the last two-and-a-half seasons, and Spurs fans will be desperate for the him to commit his future to the club.
The 26-year-old is likely to start in Saturday’s London derby against Chelsea – check out our predicted XI here.