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The impact CE has made in his very short time with us is nothing short of astonishing.
What is more, other players have benefited from his on field presence.
I could even argue that he is our greatest ever signing,
However, there must be a pretty strong expectation that he will move on in the summer. It's probably not about money but what more he can personally achieve if he were to stay?
In other words, it's about ambition.
I would be surprised, but delighted, if he gave us another year, but, somehow, I really cannot see it happening, sadly.
However, what a fantastic statement it would make about our club to the worldwide football audience if he did stay. We can always live in hope.....
 

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The impact CE has made in his very short time with us is nothing short of astonishing.
What is more, other players have benefited from his on field presence.
I could even argue that he is our greatest ever signing,
However, there must be a pretty strong expectation that he will move on in the summer. It's probably not about money but what more he can personally achieve if he were to stay?
In other words, it's about ambition.
I would be surprised, but delighted, if he gave us another year, but, somehow, I really cannot see it happening, sadly.
However, what a fantastic statement it would make about our club to the worldwide football audience if he did stay. We can always live in hope.....
I’m interested to see what BANANA thinks as he said it was 99.8% likely he would stay from a credible source. Is that still the case??
 

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He was asked if chamions League football was important to his club decision. The quote should be seen in that way, not something he brought up.
He was also asked if London was a must. Which it wasnt. His family have settled well before he said.
He will make a decision based on both football aspects and family aspects he repeated. But he is not afraid to move again it seems. He is still very ambitious about his football. Could he stay? Ofcourse, but the 99% chance seems overestimated I am afraid.
 

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He's turned our season around. Make no question. He's nearly single handily taken us from fighting relegation to fighting for a top half finish.

He's done his job, if he wants to go, obviously will be irreplaceable - but hes kept us up and given us another season in the premier league. Summer transfer window. dont count us out signing the next CE.

We've been lucky in the circumstances to even get him.

If he stays - love you.

If he goes - love you and thanks.
 

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I think people are getting too offended by comments that CE should be playing champions league football etc. Its probably the truth. Thankfully for us though its not that simple and we have other things to offer and perhaps he can see some potential in us for next season
 

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He was asked if chamions League football was important to his club decision. The quote should be seen in that way, not something he brought up.
He was also asked if London was a must. Which it wasnt. His family have settled well before he said.
He will make a decision based on both football aspects and family aspects he repeated. But he is not afraid to move again it seems. He is still very ambitious about his football. Could he stay? Ofcourse, but the 99% chance seems overestimated I am afraid.
Maybe I’m over optimistic but I thought the words “it isn’t essential to me” were the key ones. Who wouldn’t want to play CL? But doing so doesn’t sound like the key driver for a move that “I want to make the Denmark squad for the World Cup” clearly was. It’s a nice to have as part of the package.
 

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I can't see him staying unfortunately but I'm always glass half empty. With him I think we could make an assault on a European place next year tbh. We'll see. Would love him to announce an extension before next weekend though!!!!
 

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Some people do not realise there can be more to life than playing for a top 6 team in the PL. I believe rightly or wrongly that after what CE has experienced in the past year he sees things slightly differently now. Things that were not significant to him before have now taken on a greater importance and vice versa. CE has many options to weigh up. Not all individuals in this world are dictated to by money and glory. Well that's what I'm hanging onto!
 

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It was always a worry to me that if Spurs make the UCL with finishing 4th they would attempt to sign Christian. However there's no guarantee that he'd even get a game on a regular basis as I've read several articles that Spurs were after Madison, now I'll put it out there that I think the Madison is not fit to lace Christian's boots and is nowhere near Christian's quality and also if he wants to play at the World Cup he needs to be playing week in, week out.
With us his name is first on the team sheet, guaranteed place every week (if fit) and playing with other Danes likely to be in the Danish squad for the World Cup. I think the Danish team coach will be in his ear along with Thomas for at least another year with us. Also the way Spurs normally fair in the UCL ( apart from that one final) is dire.
So I'm hoping that Arsenal nick that 4th spot and Spurs miss out as I really can't see Christian going to any other club UCL or not
 

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One thing I’ve noticed developing over the last few weeks is that he seems to love Rico almost as much as we do!

Seems like the two of them have developed a proper connection on that left hand side that just gets better every week.
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It was always a worry to me that if Spurs make the UCL with finishing 4th they would attempt to sign Christian. However there's no guarantee that he'd even get a game on a regular basis as I've read several articles that Spurs were after Madison, now I'll put it out there that I think the Madison is not fit to lace Christian's boots and is nowhere near Christian's quality and also if he wants to play at the World Cup he needs to be playing week in, week out.
With us his name is first on the team sheet, guaranteed place every week (if fit) and playing with other Danes likely to be in the Danish squad for the World Cup. I think the Danish team coach will be in his ear along with Thomas for at least another year with us. Also the way Spurs normally fair in the UCL ( apart from that one final) is dire.
So I'm hoping that Arsenal nick that 4th spot and Spurs miss out as I really can't see Christian going to any other club UCL or not
As Toney would say “100%”. Mr. Eriksens stated ambition is to play for his national team in the World Cup. That is bigger than Champions League when he tells stories to his grandchildren.Week after week in training and playing games with two other Danish International midfielders is the best development to achieve his ambition . Not to mention being coached by the next Danish manager (part time obviously).
 

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As above, I don’t think we should underestimate how big a factor the World Cup will be. He’ll want to be playing every week, and well, in a place where he’s comfortable in the run-up to the World Cup. That’s clearly a big selling point for us.
 

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I think people are getting too offended by comments that CE should be playing champions league football etc. Its probably the truth.
I agree. It is the truth.

Is he too good for us? Probably. Should he be playing Champions League football? Absolutely, he's one of the best creative midfielders in the world.
 

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I don't think we're far off a European place, that's the next objective I think or one of them.

At the moment in our first season, we're 10 points off a European place.
We’ll keep it to ourselves but I’m sure that’s where the club is aiming.
 

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I am a bit more nervous than I've been. I feel like he really likes the club but that he mentions CL seems like and sign. It seems like he is shopping around and I don't think that will end well for us.

Hope so badly I'm wrong. He fits in so well and I think the club deserves one more season

His mention of CL was “nice to have, not critical”
 

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It was always a worry to me that if Spurs make the UCL with finishing 4th they would attempt to sign Christian. However there's no guarantee that he'd even get a game on a regular basis as I've read several articles that Spurs were after Madison, now I'll put it out there that I think the Madison is not fit to lace Christian's boots and is nowhere near Christian's quality and also if he wants to play at the World Cup he needs to be playing week in, week out.
With us his name is first on the team sheet, guaranteed place every week (if fit) and playing with other Danes likely to be in the Danish squad for the World Cup. I think the Danish team coach will be in his ear along with Thomas for at least another year with us. Also the way Spurs normally fair in the UCL ( apart from that one final) is dire.
So I'm hoping that Arsenal nick that 4th spot and Spurs miss out as I really can't see Christian going to any other club UCL or not
He would get enough games to be selected to the WC. Spurs play twice a week. It is them or us, 50/50 I guess.
 

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He would get enough games to be selected to the WC. Spurs play twice a week. It is them or us, 50/50 I guess.

Even if he went to Spurs and didn't play a game he'd still go and play for Denmark at the WC. But he's going to want to go to the WC in the best form he can playing in a settled team and system. He can go to Spurs and play CL football but he also knows he'd be going to a bit of a circus.
 

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We’ll keep it to ourselves but I’m sure that’s where the club is aiming.
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more Sir!

I have no doubt that on the one hand Eriksen is aware of this and on the other, that's part of how 'staying with us' is being sold to him.

What better challenge could he have than helping one of the most progressive and best run clubs in the country achieve European football?
 

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Listening to Souness talking last night saying the Brentford story is a fairytale. I dont especially like him but I have to agree it is. This season has been absolutely magical with ups and downs but a wonderful ending. Having Erikson has been a major part of that fairytale and the story SHOULD continue with him wanting the challenge of firing tiny Brentford into Europe. Two things why I don't think it will happen. He's probably got an agent who can't believe his luck getting a major earner back for himself when it looked lost. He won't believe in fairytales and will def look forward to another big earn.
Secondly, fairytales aren't real and in the cold light of day playing with a big club again I believe will be too big a lure.
Does he owe us another season? Possibly. Do we owe him gratitude? Certainly. Will he sign? I think not. I think he may regret it and won't get as much game time or limelight as he does with us and he certainly won't be as idolised. I'm keeping everything crossed.
 

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Listening to Souness talking last night saying the Brentford story is a fairytale. I dont especially like him but I have to agree it is. This season has been absolutely magical with ups and downs but a wonderful ending. Having Erikson has been a major part of that fairytale and the story SHOULD continue with him wanting the challenge of firing tiny Brentford into Europe. Two things why I don't think it will happen. He's probably got an agent who can't believe his luck getting a major earner back for himself when it looked lost. He won't believe in fairytales and will def look forward to another big earn.
Secondly, fairytales aren't real and in the cold light of day playing with a big club again I believe will be too big a lure.
Does he owe us another season? Possibly. Do we owe him gratitude? Certainly. Will he sign? I think not. I think he may regret it and won't get as much game time or limelight as he does with us and he certainly won't be as idolised. I'm keeping everything crossed.
You're right fairytales aren't real.... Eriksen playing for us is real and the reasons for him remaining with us are equally as real as for seeking bigger pay days or CL football elsewhere.

You're obviously glass half empty about him staying whilst I and several other are glass half full about it. What's obvious is that Eriksen is his own man and won't be paying the slightest attention to the media circus and opinions of every two bob pundit I would think his agent is certainly bringing in all the options but he's a seasoned world class performer who has literally been through a life and death experience not a young impressionable starlet following the bright lights and cash. Only one person will be making that decision and like you I'm keeping everything crossed....
 

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We’ll keep it to ourselves but I’m sure that’s where the club is aiming.
Pretty sure we put a bullet point on a recent job advert that said, you must be willing to work for a club with European football ambitions! That's a pretty public statement of intent.
 

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Something else to consider is his even longer-term ambition. If he wants to go on eventually to coach and manage then having a front-row seat at such a spectacularly well-run club as ours could be a factor in favour of him staying.
 

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Something else to consider is his even longer-term ambition. If he wants to go on eventually to coach and manage then having a front-row seat at such a spectacularly well-run club as ours could be a factor in favour of him staying.
Champions League winners, again, with the Frank-O’Connor-Eriksen bootroom”.
 

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.....his whole body language suggests he actually does really care when playing in this team....that was absolutely evident yesterday....in very simplistic terms.....how many people in life walk away from a relationship they are enjoying.....not many right minded people would imo.....I think he'll stay and develop this relationship further.
 

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It’s baffling that there are so many people on here who don’t trust what those “in the know” have said about Eriksen’s future, especially given they broke the news that we wanted him, and then that we were signing him well before any of the media.
 

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Sign him on a new contract with a buy out for a champions league team that kicks in from the January transfer window....at least by then he will know how we are doing next season and he guarantees himself first team footie before the World Cup.
 

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Whatever happens we can be absolutely certain the whole Eriksen signing couldn’t have gone any better and we could do no more to make it a fantastic , welcoming and special place for him to call home .
I’m sure from his point of view things couldn’t have gone any better , he’s played in a happy settled and importantly a winning side and he’s clearly loved it , he’s proved his fitness and form , in fact the only thing missing has been an Eriksen special from 25 yards so we’ll hope for one of those on Sunday.
In short we can do no more ! Whether that’s enough to convince him to sign on for longer that’s entirely down to him and his family and unfortunately also his agent .
Initially I would have thought we had no chance but as time has moved on we will definitely be a serious consideration for him which is all we could have asked for .
 

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Sign him on a new contract with a buy out for a champions league team that kicks in from the January transfer window....at least by then he will know how we are doing next season and he guarantees himself first team footie before the World Cup.
A buyout clause invites a buyout. Set at any sensible level reflecting his value he’d be entitled to refuse and set at a few million it’d be triggered immediately. The normal rules do not apply in our dealings with CE. We can’t compete on wages and treating him in any way like the goose that lays golden eggs has the same result as in the fable. He stays as long as what we offer is his happiness and best interests and he goes with our gratitude when he goes.
 

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Given how much the team has progressed since his arrival I no longer fear for the likes of West Ham, Leicester etc. We are too good.

Personaly I do not see him returning to Spurs - especialy while Conte is there. Don't think he will go to Chelsea either because of his past with Spurs, and the same goes for Arsenal. United is too much of a mess I think. I could maybe see him at Liverpool or City...but will they go after him now that he is 30...I don't know.

Actually my biggest worry would be one of the big boys in Spain (Including Sevilla, At. Madrid).

Long story short, I think he will stay. At least for another year.
 

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If songs played on the day of the Leeds game were chosen to encourage Eriksen to stay, what would be included?
 

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What he has overwhelming proven is that we need an experienced playmaker to make us tick.

Of course we want to keep him but if he decides he wants to join an elite club then so be it. We'll beg, borrow or buy another playmaker.
 

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Simple common sense suggests to me that given the WC is his number one priority and this starts on Nov 21st he will start next season with us.

Why would be put the almost perfect re-launch of this career and preparation for the WC at risk now? Money, CL etc will all still be there post-WC and, if Denmark do well, I imagine he will have lots of very lucrative offers.
 
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