Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated speculation over Christian Eriksen’s future is not having an impact on the player’s morale.
The Danish playmaker is a key player for Spurs but is in the last year of his contract with the North London outfit.
With no talk of a Tottenham extension confirmed, Eriksen has been linked with a move to some of Europe’s top clubs, especially as the continental transfer window does not close until September 2.
Spurs fans will hope the club can convince the former Ajax star to stay with the Premier League side, but with another week of opportunity, the midfielder’s future remains up in the air.
Tottenham manager Pochettino has expressed his frustration with the difference between the English and European windows, but said the uncertainty was not impacting Eriksen.
“The player [Eriksen] is not affected about the rumours,” Sky Sports quote the Spurs boss as saying.
“There is nothing to say because we have one year more on the contract, but it is not the best situation for him and for everyone.
“He is handling it naturally, you can try to help as it is an important player in the dressing room.
“I was in this position as a player. It is not easy because of rumours and things that happened around you, but Christian is not affected by the situation and the rumours around him.”
Eriksen started on the Tottenham substitutes bench for the first game of the Premier League season, but came on and made a telling impact in the North London side’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa.
Last weekend the Dane started against Manchester City and played a role in the away side getting a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium.
It remains to be seen if Eriksen will retain his place for Sunday’s clash against Newcastle United, with Son Heung-min back from suspension and in contention to play.