‘If he doesn’t want to stay, I’d be looking to play someone else now’: Harry Redknapp urges Mauricio Pochettino to drop Christian Eriksen if he’s keen to leave
- Harry Redknapp says Tottenham must make firm decision over Christian Eriksen
- Redknapp says Mauricio Pochettino should only pick players committed to club
- The former Spurs boss believes Eriksen will leave for a bargain fee in January
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has urged Mauricio Pochettino to leave Christian Eriksen out of his starting XI if he wants to leave the club.
Eriksen came close to leaving Spurs during the summer transfer window but a move to Manchester United or Real Madrid failed to materialise.
Pochettino opted to leave Eriksen on the bench at the start of the season before restoring him to his starting XI since.
Harry Redknapp has urged Tottenham to drop Christian Eriksen if he wants to leave the club
Eriksen has just six months remaining on his contract and could leave for nothing next summer
The midfielder has previously spoken of his desire for a new challenge after six years at Spurs
However, the midfielder has suffered a drop in form and with the January transfer window looming, Redknapp believes Pochettino must plan for life without Eriksen.
‘So if he doesn’t want to stay and has made up his mind to go, I’d be looking to play someone else now,’ Redknapp told The Sun.
‘If he doesn’t want to be part of the team, it’s very difficult — you want people who want to play for the club — and it’s time to say right, OK.’
Redknapp believes Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino should cash in on Eriksen in January
Eriksen’s current deal with Tottenham expires at the end of the season, meaning he could leave the club on a free transfer.
With that in mind, Redknapp says it makes sense for Spurs to try and cash in on the 27-year-old in January.
‘You get to January and see if you can sell him then,’ he added. ‘But he probably won’t move then because, if he hangs on until the summer and sees his contract out, he’s a free agent.
‘Let’s say his value is £50million. When he is a free agent he can go to a club and his agent will say his value is £50m if you bought him.
‘Now you are getting him for nothing, so you give him £25m and you will still have a bargain.’
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