Tottenham star slams media reports over talk of demanding £118,000-a-week salary raise

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has responded to claims this week that he has demanded a staggering salary raise.

The Danish international played a part in his side’s 1-1 draw with Everton to kick off the new Premier League season on Saturday and paid tribute to the supporters even though they were left disappointed not to pick up all three points.

Nevertheless, he also took issue with speculation this week from The Telegraph that he had demanded a new deal worth £150,000-a-week, with his current deal reportedly paying him £32,000-per-week.

The report also linked Serie A giants Juventus and Inter with a move for Eriksen, and so his reported demands would have led to some degree of panic amongst Spurs supporters, although he still has two years remaining on his current contract.

Nevertheless, that all appears to have now been dismissed by the player himself, as negotiations will continue between the two parties while the report from the Telegraph also suggested that three other Spurs stars will also be in line to discuss new terms in the coming weeks.

Mauricio Pochettino will likely remain focused on the transfer market until the end of the month to analyse whether or not he can bring in any more quality before the deadline.

However, having already added Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama to his squad, the Argentine coach may well feel as though he’s addressed certain issues and is now ready to build on the success of last year and will switch his attention to helping tie down the long-term futures of key individuals which will be of paramount importance to their bid to enjoy sustained progress.

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