Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he doesn’t know if Christian Eriksen will still
be at the club when the European transfer window closes on September 2.
The Denmark playmaker has entered the final year of his deal in north London and has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. Spurs are still trying to convince Eriksen to sign a new deal, but Pochettino concedes the 27-year-old could be on the move this summer.
“We are waiting to see what happens [with Eriksen],” Pochettino told reporters, after Tottenham’s defeat to Newcastle. “It’s not an easy situation. We know this can unsettle the group but we know in 10 days it will finish [when the window closes] and things will be clear.”
Eriksen made an appearance as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle at home on Sunday and Pochettino says transfer speculation cannot be used as an excuse for the loss.
He added: “I cannot find excuses about the transfer window being open to justify that performance or the result. We cannot find the way to be solid and to have consistency for different reasons.
“I am going to be happy in 10 days after we play Arsenal [on 1 September] when the transfer window closes in Europe.”
Spurs are five points behind league leaders Liverpool after three games and Pochettino’s men can be backed at 26.00 to win the Premier League outright. Manchester City are the 1.44 favourites and Liverpool can be backed at 3.40.