Christian Eriksen’s contract at Tottenham Hotspur runs out after the end of next season.
So far, the Denmark international hasn’t signed a new deal with the Premier League outfit.
Over the past few seasons, Spurs have tied down their key players to long-term contracts, but they are yet to find an agreement over a new deal with the former Ajax man.
For this reason, Eriksen admitted his contract situation at the north London club is a bit unusual.
“The Premier League clubs are starting very early to get their players to sign new contracts. Therefore, my situation is unnatural,” the 27-year-old was quoted as saying by BT.
“Two years is still a long time when you think of a football career, but in England it is normal to sign a five, six-year agreement. That’s why my situation is different.”
Eriksen’s current situation with the English side has led to speculation linking him with a move away from Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the summer, with Real Madrid being one of the clubs reported to be interested in him.
However, the transfer rumours about his future have no bearing on the player.
“The speculation about my future does not affect me. I don’t care about it. It’s newspaper news. It has been running ever since I was 14 years old and was on trial at Chelsea. There are newspapers that write it,” he said.
If Eriksen does not extend his deal at Tottenham before the end of the season, he will then enter into his final year of contract at the club.
In that scenario, it may force Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to cash in on the Dane rather than allowing him to leave for nothing in 2020.