Christian Eriksen, the thorn permanently piercing the side of the Irish national team, has expressed his frustration at being unable to leave Tottenham this summer.
The European transfer window closed last night, with Eriksen staying put in North London. The Danish playmaker planted the seed in the aftermath of the Champions League final, stating that he wanted to "try something new". Eriksen had been linked with moves to the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, however no move came to fruition.
He was speaking to Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet ahead of Denmark's EURO 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, with his comments coy and cryptic in equal measure.
When asked about his future, Eriksen said:
I wish I could decide just like in Football Manager, but unfortunately I can't.
The Spurs man was pressed on how he felt about the rumours swirling around his future, as he has one year left to run on his Tottenham contract.
For me it's not hard to clear my head. I don't read much of what is written. Now I have been involved for many years, where there have been many rumours every year.
But it's clear that it's been a little more violent this year because my contract is about to expire... I have to be honest and say that all that writing is not something that bothers me.
Eriksen opened the scoring in Spurs' 2-2 draw against rivals Arsenal, but these comments would lead most to believe that his future lies away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium come next summer. However, he also stated in an interview with DR Sporten that "Tottenham is still a really good place to be, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be".
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