Gary Neville is confused by the nature of the speculation linking Christian Eriksen with a move away from Tottenham this summer.
The Dane’s future has been up in the air all summer after he said he was looking for a fresh challenge as he entered the final year of his contract, but a move to a top European club has not materialised.
Mauricio Pochettino, speaking after Sunday’s 2-2 north London derby draw at Arsenal, could not give a 100 per cent guarantee there would not be a late twist in the tale, but reckons time is on Spurs‘ side.
“No, there are still hours or one day. I want to say it is going to be impossible, but it is going to be difficult (for him to leave),” the Argentinian said of Eriksen, who opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium.
“I think nothing is impossible in football, but the most important thing is that it is only 24 hours and I hope that everything will be clear for everyone.”
And Neville also doubts a deal will happen as there doesn’t appear to have been any serious interest in Eriksen, despite all the ongoing rumours.
Neville said on The Gary Neville Podcast: “Who is in for Christian Eriksen? Who is going to buy him at the price? I keep seeing the rumours. There isn’t anything in media that is hidden anymore. So when a club are interested in a player, we know about it. I read that Real Madrid were in for him earlier in the summer.
“But where are these negotiations? Normally negotiations like that don’t keep quiet. He’s probably thinking it’s not going to happen now unless someone comes in with a surprise bid at the death. There’s nothing building.”