Christian Eriksen’s agent says the playmaker could quit Tottenham in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
It is not yet clear what impact the Premier League will suffer if and when the country exits the EU, but Martin Schoots says the English game could lose some of its brightest foreign talents following the referendum.
“We are underestimating the danger,” he told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “The truth is that half the Premier League players will see their work permits turned into scrap paper.
“In a situation like this, I’d take my client away from Tottenham.”
Schoots’ concern appears unfounded, or at least premature. Negotiations to leave the EU could be lengthy, and because of Eriksen’s status in the Denmark national team, the 24-year-old would satisfy the criteria currently applied to work permit applications for players from outside Europe.