Michael Dawson has slammed Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for letting Christian Eriksen, who he describes as one of the top-two players in the Premier League, run his contract down and potentially leave on a free transfer.
The 27-year-old midfielder has already entered the final year of his contract, leaving Spurs with just one final opportunity to cash in on the Dane – in January – or risk losing him for nothing when his deal comes to an end next summer.
Eriksen, who has struggled for form this season, was linked with a hosts of top European club’s in the summer window – including Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus, but remained a Tottenham player, although his playing opportunities have been few and far between – with his contract situation one of a number of problems affecting the teams results.
But Dawson, who played for Spurs between 2005 and 2014, believes that Eriksen should have been offered a new contract at the same time as some of Tottenham’s other big-hitters.
“Christian Eriksen, for the last two seasons, has been one of the best players in the Premier League. In the top-ten players for me because he’s a creator. He didn’t hit the form he set at the end of last season and he hasn’t this season with the things going on like with the contract – only he knows that.
“If he gets offered all this money, and that’s what Spurs will struggle with, teams will want their players and people can pay more. So two years ago, why didn’t they offer Eriksen a mega deal when they offered them to Harry Kane and Dele Alli?”, the former Spurs man told Sporting Life.