Former footballer and current Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur would certainly be tested by a substantial offer from suitors who want to sign star midfielder Christian Eriksen in this summer transfer window.
Since the club did not spend at all in the transfer market last summer, Spurs might view this year as the more idle time to spend and take the squad to the next level, especially with manager Mauricio Pochettino still making unconvincing statements about his future in north London.
The fact that the club has just opened up a new stadium means there might be a shortage of funds for the Tottenham boss this summer.
That could mean that Spurs may have to sell a star player or two in order to raise enough money to bring in the sort of new signings that most of the fans have been craving.
Christian Eriksen in particular has been linked with a departure from the club for several months now and with no firm word declared yet about his contract negotiations, there could be an exit on the way for the playmaker.
For Danny Mills, Tottenham are bound to have a hard time turning down the chance to sell the Denmark international if a big offer does come in.
“Tottenham’s summer transfer plans could depend on what happens with Eriksen,” Mills told Football Insider.
“They will have to wait until after the Champions League final before they start making decisions.
“If Eriksen stars in the final, Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City may come in and say, ‘we will have him’ and ‘here’s an £80million offer’. I can’t see Daniel Levy turning that down.
“If he is sold, Tottenham will get a lot of money. He makes them tick and, if he plays well, Tottenham play well. He dictates the tempo, delivers the killer passes, gets on the ball and drives the team forward.”