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Tottenham Star Ends Transfer Speculation By Signing New Contract

ENFIELD,UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 6: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur poses with Manager Mauricio Pochettino while signing a new contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground on September 6, 2016 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur have today announced that Christian Eriksen has signed a new deal with the club.

The Danish international has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract which will run until 2020.

The deal will be a massive relief for Spurs. Talks between the two parties were believed to be problematic at times, and reports earlier the summer suggested that Eriksen was holding out for £150,000 per week – double that of current highest earner Hugo Lloris and five times what he was on under the terms of his old deal.

With his contract due to run out in 2018, Tottenham knew they had to act relatively fast to tie the 24-year-old down on longer terms, especially since Italian giants Inter and Juventus had begun to hover over the situation.

However, that is now taken care of, and while the terms of the deal (i.e. wages) have not been made public, the Evening Standard have reported that the contract will give Eriksen parity with Lloris at £75,000 per week.

Speaking to the Tottenham website after signing his extension, Eriksen stated that he believes that Tottenham’s future prospects made extending his stay an easy decision for him:

“There is a great future at this place and I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t see that.

“I think it’s a very good group of people, very good players who connect with each other, staff, who connect with the players.

“We have an idea of where we want to end, and hopefully we’ll achieve that.”

Eriksen has scored 30 goals in 134 appearances since joining the club from Ajax in an £11m deal in 2013.

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