Christian Eriksen's future is still up in the air, with Real Madrid still interested in signing him, and him refusing to sign a contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur.
Los Blancos have been following his steps for some time now, but all negotiations are on hold as they're focusing their attention on Neymar Jr and Paul Pogba as their top priorities for the transfer window.
Still, former Tottenham goalie Paul Robinson thinks the club should act now and sell him to Real Madrid before his contract expires next season and he walks away for nothing.
"The chairman has obviously put a price tag on his head (and) they have to get value for money. If he's not going to sign a contract then they have to cash in," Robinson told Sky Sports.
Moreover, he claimed he'd be surprised if they don't sell him pretty soon, considering he's clearly not interested in extending his stay at North London and hasn't signed a new contract with the club.
“I'd be surprised if they do keep hold of him due to the fact that he still hasn't signed his contract that he has been offered. He's made noises that he is ready for a new challenge. He's been at the club now for six years now and the fact that he hasn't signed a new contract going into his final year I think it does have an effect on the team. I think it does have an effect on the players around him and I think genuinely if he did want to stay and his heart was there he would have signed it by now," the veteran added.
Furthermore, Robinson claims the biggest problem for Tottenham wouldn't be losing Eriksen for free, but having a player that's not motivated and sold on the coach's plans for the season, which could be really toxic for a contending team's locker room:
“The problem you have got is that the player clearly wants a new challenge, and if the window closes and he's still at your club, you have then got to motivate that player until his new challenge arrives either at the end of the season, or in January, or whenever that may be,” added Robinson. As a manager, you've then got a player who didn't want to be around, so you've got to motivate that player and get him back on board and buy into what you are doing for the next 12 months," Robinson concluded.
We'll have to wait and see, but with his contract set to expire next season, the clock is ticking for the Spurs before a team can sign him for free on a pre-contract in the January transfer window.