Christian Eriksen has signed a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur that will keep him at the club until 2020.
Eriksen, 24, has been in negotiations with the club since March over a new deal and his new contract is worth around £75,000-per week, making him one of Spurs’ top earners alongside Harry Kane, Mousa Dembele, Hugo Lloris and Erik Lamela.
The Denmark international joined Spurs from Ajax in 2013 and has become one of their most influential players. In 33 Premier League appearances last season he scored six goals and set up 13 as the club finished third.
“It’s gone really quickly,” Eriksen told the club’s official website. “It’s my fourth season now and yet it doesn’t feel like that, it feels more like a second season and it’s more and more exciting.
“There is a great future at this place and I wouldn’t have signed if I didn’t see that. It’s a very good group of people, players who connect with each other, staff who connect with the players and we all have an idea of where we want to go, and hopefully we’ll achieve it.”
It was reported last week that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino personally intervened in the contract talks amid fears they would affect the player’s form.
Negotiations remained cordial, according to PA Sport throughout the summer but they had reached a stalemate last month, before Pochettino persuaded both sides they needed to come to a resolution.