The Danish superstar is on amazingly low wages given his importance to the side.
English site Sport Witness has translated reports from Danish newspaper BT that Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is paid less money than unlikely names including Manchester United reserve Anders Lindegaard, Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel and former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.
According to BT, Eriksen’s contract, which runs till 2018, is around £1.9m annually – around £36,500 a week. Daniel Levy’s negotiating skills are legendary, but that’s a real coup considering the player was a top level talent and a star at Ajax when he moved to the Lane for £11m.
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The context of these revelations is that Spurs are preparing to offer Eriksen a new deal, presumably raising his wages above some of the names mentioned. Eriksen is one of the few Tottenham players who has performed consistently over the last two years, and has actually looked fantastic despite his team’s struggles.
The turmoil at White Hart Lane could lead to a January clearout, if Daniel Levy is ready to back manager Mauricio Pochettino in clearing out a series of big names who have disappointed since their arrivals over the past two summers.
Pochettino yesterday complained about the pitch size at White Hart Lane, and blamed it for Spurs’ struggled at home, where they struggle to stretch defences over the tiny pitch.