Ray Parlour has suggested to talkSPORT that Christian Eriksen will not want to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
The former Arsenal star believes that given the Denmark international attacking midfielder will be out of contract at Spurs at the end of the season, he may not be willing to leave the North London outfit in January and miss out on a hefty wage if he signs for another club on a free transfer.
Parlour told talkSPORT: “I think the player will have something to say about [leaving in January], because he might say, ‘I’m not going anywhere’.
“From January 1 you can do your contract and pre-sign with whoever you are going to, and his wages will be so much more if he goes on a free transfer.
“So he’ll be saying: ‘No, I’m not going anywhere and I don’t have to go anywhere’.
“You might get £20million for him in January, but that £20m will go in his pocket if he stays another six months.”
Tottenham Hotspur stay or exit?
Losing Eriksen on a free transfer next summer is bad from a business point of view, and selling the Dane in the January transfer window would make sense in terms of getting some fee.
However, the 27-year-old is a very good player and one of the most creative midfielders in Europe.
True, Eriksen has not been in great form for Tottenham so far this season, but the former Ajax star is capable of producing moments of magic that can and do win games.