Daniel Levy has revealed that Tottenham are “not scared” to sell Christian Eriksen to a rival in the latest twist in the Dane’s ongoing transfer saga.
The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and previously stated in an interview with the Danish press that he would be open to a new challenge this season.
However, despite a number of strong links with Real Madrid and Manchester, Eriksen remained a Spurs player past the summer window, but has started just one game since the arrival of Jose Mourinho – the 3-1 Champions League last Wednesday – and has made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League.
One of those came in Sunday’s 2-1 victory at Wolves – and it was Eriksen’s corner that found Jan Vertonghen which helped Spurs secure a crucial victory in their top-four bid.
Eriksen is expected to be the subject of more interest from around Europe in next month’s January window. In an interview with the Evening Standard, Levy said: “We are honestly not scared to trade with our rivals.
“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’ll 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.
“Jose is on record as saying what we need now is to get the players playing better, which is what they are doing.
“He’s made it clear he is not looking for new players in January. He is happy with what he’s got and that’s why he said that.”