Whelan claims possible ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy over key Spurs star’s exit

Last summer was a quiet four months at the club but Tottenham are more likely to oversee a busier transfer window this time.

Having completed the building of a new stadium, the club’s next step is to upgrade the squad and bring in enough talent to challenge for major honours in the near future.

Unfortunately for the Spurs faithful though, it currently seems as though there may be a few exits first before the club manages to sign a player or two (first team) for the first time since the 2018 January transfer window.

Christian Eriksen has remained reluctant about assuring the fans that he will be staying at the club for another year and it is looking more and more likely that the midfielder could leave this time.

Thus, former footballer Noel Whelan has claimed that there could already be an agreement in place between the Denmark star and chairman Daniel Levy for him to leave the club.

“Maybe there is an agreement. He’s been at Tottenham a long time now so maybe he’s had a conversation with chairman and manager and feels he wants to try something different.” Whelan told Football Insider

“When a Real Madrid comes up, it’s very difficult to turn that down. As a manager as well, despite wanting to keep players – look at Eden Hazard, a great servant for Chelsea but now the time has come that he needs a change.

“If the interest is true from Real Madrid then it’s going to be very hard as a player to turn down and not want to go to a club with that kind of stature. The way he’s gone about it his job at Tottenham and his service that he’s given the club, maybe there’s that gentleman’s agreement that we can’t stop you from giving it a shot at Real Madrid.”