Speculation about the Denmark international’s career has intensified due to uncertainty about his contract situation
Christian Eriksen MUST leave Tottenham Hotspur in order to ensure his career progresses.
That’s according to former England and Sunderland defender Micky Gray, who has urged the Denmark international to look at the successes of former Spurs stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric at Real Madrid and follow their example.
Croatia midfielder Modic won the Golden Ball at the World Cup in the summer and, having also starred for Real Madrid, is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or next month in Paris.
Likewise, Bale has become a superstar in the Spanish capital, scoring two goals in the Champions League final last season against Liverpool.
While both players were already world-class in north London, making the move to a club like Real allowed them both to move onto elite level.
Speculation surrounding Eriksen’s future has intensified in the last week. But for Gray, the message is simple; leave for the sake of your career.
He told Adrian Durham on Drivetime: “When you look at Tottenham and the squads that they have had say, for the last five years, they missed a great opportunity to win the Premier League when Leicester City won it. That was their chance!
“And I think when you pick up that first Premier League trophy, that spurs you on (pardon the pun) to win more things. More success means bringing better players into your squad.
“But I think they’re at the point now Tottenham where they are fighting to finish in that top four. But if that doesn’t happen, there’s already been speculation about players leaving the club.
“One of them is Eriksen – I truly believe he should move.
“That might hurt a few Tottenham supporters, but just look at [Luka] Modric. Look at what he has achieved since he left the club, same as [Gareth] Bale.
“They’ve got to go!”