Christian Eriksen is closing in on a new Tottenham contract

By Emma Sanders

Former basketball star, Steve Nash has claimed Christian Eriksen is one of the best play-makers in the Premier League after training with the Spurs squad on Thursday afternoon.

The NBA legend joined up with Tottenham’s stars at the Enfield training centre and was pictured alongside Eriksen and his teammates on the club’s official Twitter account.

Alongside Eriksen, Nash singled out Harry Kane and Deli Alli from the current squad as other stars in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“Christian Eriksen for me is one of the best, obviously I’m a little biased, but it would be hard to argue with him being a top play-maker in the league,” said Nash, as reported by the Evening Standard.

“To be out there two years ago and today with Harry Kane and Dele Alli, what a squad top to bottom! It is fantastic to see the quality we have now and how entertaining they are and how hard-working and professional they are.”

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Nash has always been a well-known Tottenham fan and has made regular visits to the club throughout his career, even stating in an interview with the Guardian in 2008, he would consider becoming owner of the club one day.

Eriksen joined Spurs in August 2013 and has made 143 appearances in total, notching up eight league starts so far during the 2016-17 campaign.

He’a an integral part of Tottenham’s attacking threat and Eriksen has already added three assists in the Premier League this season.

In other Tottenham news, this Leicester midfielder has been passed fit to play against Spurs on Saturday at White Hart Lane.