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Redknapp warns Eriksen must stay if Tottenham want silverware

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp hopes that Christian Eriksen will stay at the club.

The Danish international wants a move to Spain this summer or next.

He will be free to move to the club of his choosing as his contract only has a year to run.

But Redknapp thinks that Eriksen must be convinced to stay to help the team win trophies.

He said in the Daily Mail: "'I need to lift a trophy,' said Mauricio Pochettino on the eve of this season. 'Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Premier League or Champions League.' If Spurs are serious about silverware then Christian Eriksen must stay.

"Aston Villa were digging in with a 1-0 lead on Saturday when Pochettino turned to his bench. Eriksen came on and you thought, 'I've seen this film before'. You knew Spurs would win.

"The Dane dictates play and Tottenham know it. When the ball was at the back, they looked to get it to Eriksen. When it was in midfield, they looked for Eriksen. He was only on the pitch for 26 minutes but no forward created more chances.

"Eriksen is in a contract standoff and Daniel Levy could sell him before the window shuts across Europe on September 2. That would be a mistake. If you want to be successful, keep Eriksen."

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