Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol warned Daniel Levy NOT to sell ‘leader’ Christian Eriksen

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has revealed he warned Daniel Levy that Spurs would regret selling Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international’s long-standing transfer saga finally came to an end in January, with Eriksen joining Serie A giants Internazionale after a six-and-a-half-year stint in north London.

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Martin Jol is a big fan of Christian Eriksen – he told Spurs to keep him
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The 28-year-old playmaker left Tottenham six months before he would have become a free agent, having refused to extend his contract in north London beyond the end of this season.

But Jol, who gave Eriksen his professional debut at Ajax, says Levy should not have not let the midfielder go – under circumstances.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Jol said: “There are many players at Inter in his position: if you think he is the best, then he has to play. If he is just one of the 24, then this is a problem.

“I always said to the Tottenham president, Daniel Levy, ‘if you sell him, it will be a problem’, because Christian was the leader and the extra man for Spurs.

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Eriksen joined Inter in January having turned down a new contract at Tottenham
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“Now he can be that at Inter: Conte is a top manager. He will know how best to use him.”

With that said, it hasn’t been plain sailing for Eriksen so far in Italy, scoring just once in eight appearances for Conte’s men to date.

And Eriksen will have to wait a while before he struts his stuff on the field once more, with football all across Europe suspended owing to the coronavirus pandemic.


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