Report details four Champions League big guns who Eriksen rejected to sign Tottenham deal
By Alex Taylor
Christian Eriksen rejected Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United to stay at Tottenham this summer, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim that Eriksen ignored the overtures of the big-hitting Champions League quartet to commit his future to Spurs.
The Denmark international ended a year of negotiations by putting pen to paper on Tuesday on a new four-year deal believed to be worth £75,000 per-week.
Eriksen has made a slow start to the season but has been a key man for Tottenham since he joined from Ajax in 2013, contributing a regular flow of goals and assists.
Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots revealed that other clubs were
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“Now that everything is closed, I can tell you that the situation hasn’t really changed since Christian was 14, when the first big clubs started to call,” Schoots said in an interview with Danish newspaper BT, as quoted by the Evening Standard.
“They continued to do so over the most recent period. There has been concrete interest from four Champions League clubs, from France, Spain, Italy and England. Two of them played in the Champions League final not too long ago.
“We took it as a great compliment. One of the managers, Laurent Blanc (who was then at Paris St Germain), spoke openly about his admiration for Christian some time ago – and he is a World Cup winner.
“Christian was flattered by the interest but never wanted to do anything about it, so the clubs know this. As I said, he is just very happy at Tottenham and it was always in his mind to stay longer.”
Pochettino admitted recently that Eriksen may have a suffered a dip in form after speculation mounted surrounding his future at Spurs.
Eriksen has bagged 30 goals and provided 33 assists in 134 matches for Tottenham since arriving in 2013 and has been crowned the Danish footballer of the year on four occasions at the age of 24.
In other Tottenham news, Moussa Sissoko is in contention to make his Spurs debut on Saturday at the expense of Erik Lamela.