Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham to give Christian Eriksen an ultimatum: sign a new contract or quit in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs and England goalkeeper insisted the club need to take decisive action to end the stalemate with the playmaker.
Eriksen is out of contact at the end of the season and can leave on a free transfer next summer, or agree a pre-contract deal from 1 January with an overseas club.
Robinson claimed Tottenham must do everything they can do avoid losing such a prize asset for nothing.
“If the contract situation doesn’t resolve itself I think they have to cash in on him,” Robinson told Football Insider. “It’s got to a point with Eriksen that something is better than nothing.
“If you could have got £100million in the summer and you can only get £50million, £40million in January and he’s not going to sign a contract, I think it’s now come to a point where the situation has to go: ‘Right there’s a contract, are you going to sign it, yes or no? Okay, if you’re not we’re going to sell you and we have to sell you.’
“It’s that simple now.”
Eriksen is the subject of growing criticism from Tottenham fans who are frustrated at the downturn in his performances.
The 27-year-old has lost his regular starting role this season and looks a shadow of the player who has been one of the best in the Premier League for most of his six-and-a-half years at the club.