By Paul Robinson

18th Jan, 2020 | 4:24pm

'It's almost criminal' - Exclusive: Robinson left raging as crunch Tottenham talks reported

Paul Robinson has been left fuming after hearing the reported price tag that Christian Eriksen could leave Tottenham for.

The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Lilywhites should never have allowed the attacking midfielder’s contract to run down to within six months of expiring.

It has been reported that a deal worth £17million has been agreed in principle between Tottenham and Inter Milan after talks in north London and that the Danish international could seal his move early next week.

Robinson says that Eriksen has been a wonderful servant for the north Londoners during his time at the club but that the money they could receive would be pitiful in comparison to his quality.

Robinson told Football Insider: “I’ve said from as soon as his as his contract got to January, a player of that quality should never be allowed to run his contract down that low – you either sell him the summer before of he signs a new contract.

“The service he’s given the club has been fantastic and the club have got every single penny’s worth out of him.

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“To be talking about Christian Eriksen in this price bracket, it’s almost criminal.” 

Eriksen has played 27 times across all competitions for the Lilywhites this season but contributed just three goals and three assists.

His latest outing came in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Watford, playing 17 minutes after coming on as a substitute.

In other Tottenham news, it can be REVEALED that the club have launched a last-minute bid to hijack Aston Villa’s move for a striker.