Mauricio Pochettino intervenes as Christian Eriksen and Tottenham come to blows over new contractPublished September 2, 2016
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, has personally intervened to help ensure Christian Eriksen signs a new contract with the club.
Eriksen and his agent had been locked in talks with Spurs since March but a breakthrough has finally been made.
The Dane is close to signing a new four-year deal at White Hart Lane, worth around £70,000 a week, which will keep him at Tottenham until 2020 and extend his current commitment by two years.
It is understood negotiations were accelerated by Pochettino, who stepped in after growing concerned that the issue was becoming a distraction for his player.
Eriksen currently earns around £35,000 a week while Hugo Lloris, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele are all paid around double that amount.
While the basic terms have now been agreed, the formalities of the deal are still to be ironed out and an announcement is unlikely to come during the international break.
Pochettino’s intervention is another show of his increasing influence in off-field matters at Tottenham, with reports in the last 24 hours suggesting that the Argentine boss was the driving force behind Moussa Sissoko’s £30m deadline day move to White Hart Lane, with chairman Daniel Levy, preferring a cheaper alternative.