Christian Eriksen, 24, is set to become the first player to leave the Premier League following last week’s EU Referendum vote for Brexit. Tottenham’s Danish international is reportedly concerned that the decision will cause problems over work permits for EU nationals in future.
Eriksen has been offered a new five-year deal worth £23m to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2021. But talks have stalled with Eriksen’s agent claiming in the Italian media that last week’s vote to leave the European Union means that his client’s work permit is worthless.
Martin Schoot said in La Republicca that any problems caused by the public’s vote will mean Eriksen turning his back on the Premier League. He would in those circumstances, “take [my] client away from Tottenham.”
Serie A giants, AS Roma, were linked with a move for Tottenham’s inspirational midfielder as they seek a replacement for Juventus-bound, Miralem Pjanic, 26. The Bosnian international joined La Vecchia Signora for a fee of €32m recently and Roma boss, Luciano Spalletti, has identified the Dane as a key target.
Tottenham are already talking to the Rome club’s directors about Paraguayan striker, Antonio Sanabria, 20, and are likely to find their resolve to hold onto Eriksen tested by Walter Sabatini, Roma’s Director of Football.
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