Christian Eriksen will not be blasted by any Spurs fan if he quits Tottenham for Real Madrid, according to Darren Bent.
Eriksen has been tipped to quit Tottenham this summer after saying he is prepared “to try something new” with his contract set to run out next year.
The Denmark player decided to quit negotiations about an extension and has been mooted to head to Spain, and Darren Bent believes if he takes that decision, even Spurs fans will understand.
His words to Sky Sport, “No Spurs fan will look at Eriksen and give him any stick because he’s been loyal to them and given them great service,”
“The fans will let him go with open arms.
“He’d be a big loss but he’d fit the mould for Real Madrid really well.
“I don’t know how much they are planning on spending because they’ve already spent £200m and they’d have to spend another £80-100m to get Eriksen.
“He kind of put it out there that he’d like to leave to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona, but if he has to stay he will because of the backlash from the fans.
“He’s 27 and he probably thinks that now is the right time to go.”
“It’s not going to be a foregone conclusion that he’ll leave Spurs, because I know how they operate, and if it doesn’t make sense for the football club then he won’t be going anywhere.
“It’s a catch-22. As a manager, you want to keep your best players at the football club but you’ve got to look ahead as well.”