Tottenham close to agreeing £20.8m wages deal with 24-year-old - report
By Harvey Byrne
Christian Eriksen is close to agreeing a £20.8million contract with Tottenham, according to a report.
The Mail claim that the contract saga with the 24-year-old Denmark international could be coming to an end following a breakthrough in talks.
It is said that the midfielder, who currently earns £32,000-a-week, is set for a pay rise that will lift his salary to £80,000-a-week.
Eriksen is expected to commit his long-term future to the club by signing a five-year deal that will earn him around £20.8million over the entirety of the agreement.
The creative attacking midfielder has started all three of Tottenham’s opening Premier League games of the new campaign.
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The former Ajax player moved to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2013 for a £12.5million fee.
He played a key role in helping Tottenham qualify for the Champions League last season, scoring eight goals and providing 16 assists in his 47 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The Argentine boss is still looking to strengthen his squad with the transfer deadline looming on Wednesday.
His long-term target Georges Kevin-N’koudou is currently training with the north London side, while Spurs have also been linked with Premier League duo Wilfried Zaha and Eliaquim Mangala.
Tottenham have started the new season in indifferent form with two draws and a win coming from their opening three matches.
In other Tottenham team news, Jamie Redknapp has urged Spurs to recall Mousa Dembele to the starting X1.