Tottenham Hotspur are growing increasingly confident that star playmaker Christian Eriksen will extend his contract with the North London club, according to Goal.

The Spurs midfielder is out of contract in the summer of 2020 and the club and player’s representatives have been at a standoff over the last year.

While the Tottenham fans have been keen for Eriksen’s future to be sorted, if the Dane does not sign a new deal he could well be sold this summer.

The report suggests that the Scandinavian wants his £75,000 per week wages to be doubled to bring him in line with what Dele Alli is paid at Spurs – which is entirely reasonable.

Speculation linking Eriksen with donning his sports sunglasses and moving to the Clasico sides has done the rounds for the last 12 months also.

In truth, the creative star has not been at his blistering best over recent months, with the uncertainty over his future possibly weighing down on him.

Despite this, Eriksen has been a critical player in the Tottenham journey under Mauricio Pochettino and is the club’s most technical gifted star.

While the former Ajax schemer may well be waiting to see whether we qualify for next season’s Champions league before making a decision, Daniel Levy needs to meet his demands.

Eriksen, like Toby Alderweireld, deserves to be one of Tottenham’s best-paid players and the reported £150,000 per week salary request is what he deserves.

Regardless of what happens in the rest of the current campaign, the worst thing that could happen with Spurs is that we lose some of our best players because they can get paid more elsewhere.

Pochettino is on the verge of something massively special at Tottenham – it’s time he was backed financially and we make the transition to become one of Europe’s top teams – keeping Eriksen is an important part of that.