After qualifying for the Champions League courtesy of a third-placed finish last season, it will have come as comfort for Spurs fans this summer that none of the club’s best players were being linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.

Keeping the young group Mauricio Pochettino has assembled together will be critical in the club’s ongoing success and as such contracts are key.

Talk in the media suggests that Christian Eriksen is in negotiations with Tottenham over a new and improved deal, but this has been the case for some time.

Although the Dane rightly wants a pay increase, lining him up to earn as much as the club’s top earners is justified and something that Spurs should not be reluctant to do.

Eriksen is a critical part of the side’s attacking dynamic; the most creative player in the squad, a match winner and most importantly someone that will have no shortage of suitors elsewhere.

Tottenham fans have been quietly accepting of the club’s summer transfer business but one deal remains left to be completed – seeing the Denmark international star sign his name on a new, extended contract.