Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen pens new four-year contract

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Christian Eriksen has committed his long-term future by signing a new four-year contract at the North London outfit.

The 24-year-old played a pivotal role in Spurs’ Premier League title challenge last season, has extended his stay at White Hart Lane, three years later he joined Mauricio Pochettino’s side from Ajax.

The Danish midfielder, who secured a Player of the Year double in his first season, has racked up 134 appearances in all competitions and scored 30 goals.

However, Eriksen himself has insisted that he wanted to remain with at Spurs, who will begin their Champions League campaign next week.

“There is a great future at this place and I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t see that,” Eriksen told Spurs TV. “It’s always been the plan to sign a new deal and now it’s happened I’m relieved and very happy.”

There were speculations that Italian champions Juventus were considering a move for the midfielder in the summer amid reports that the former Ajax player was demanding a £150,000-a-week salary.