Christian Eriksen staying with Tottenham

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Updated: September 7, 2016

Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has agreed a new contract with the North London side which will keep him with the club until 2020.

Since joining in August 2013 Eriksen has made 134 appearances for the club – last season he scored eight times as Spurs finished third in the table.

I delighted Eriksen said: “There is a great future at this place and I would not have signed if I did not see that!”

The playmaker’s contract will run until 2020 – rather surprisingly he and Erik Lamela are the only two players still at the club out of the seven that join at the same time in 2013. Most recently it was Nacer Chadli who left.

The Dane was one of seven players signed by the sporting director with money which would later be recouped with Gareth Bale’s world record sale, and only he and Erik Lamela remain at the club, with Nacer Chadli the latest to be sold.

Over the last three seasons Eriksen has certainly made an impact for his club – he has made 101 Premier League appearances, contributed a goal in on average nearly one in two as well as providing 46 combined goals and assists.

Another interesting statistic is that the Dane has created a staggering 272 goalscoring chances – this is the second highest in the Premier League since the 2013/14 season started.

He is just edged out by Mesut Ozil (294) but is ahead of big hitters Eden Hazard (264) and David Silva (254).

Tottenham face Stoke away on Saturday, then host Monaco in the Champions League followed by a home game against Sunderland.

 

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