Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld set to take part in Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Asia despite uncertainty over their futures
- Mauricio Pochettino’s side are scheduled to fly to Singapore on Wednesday
- Tottenham boss has admitted he is unsure whether Eriksen will stay at the club
- Alderweireld can leave for £25m before July 26 and is a target for AS Roma
Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are expected to take part in Tottenham’s pre-season tour despite doubts about their futures at the club.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are scheduled to fly to Singapore on Wednesday ahead of their clash against Juventus on Sunday.
Both Real Madrid target Eriksen and Alderweireld, who can leave for £25million before July 26 and is a target for AS Roma, are expected to be named in Pochettino’s tour squad, according to the London Evening Standard.
Real Madrid target Christian Eriksen is expected to be named in Tottenham’s tour squad
Pochettino admitted on Tuesday he is unable to say whether Eriksen will remain at the North London club.
The playmaker was crucial to Spurs Premier League and Champions League ambitions last season, though admitted following defeat in the Madrid final by Liverpool that he was ‘ready to try something new.’
Speaking on the situation for the first time since, Pochettino has revealed plenty of teams are interesting in signing the 27-year-old.
‘I hope he will [stay],’ Pochettino told reporters.
Mauricio Pochettino is unable to say whether Christian Eriksen will remain at Tottenham
‘I think he is a great player, Christian. One of the biggest talents in football. After five years working with him, I am sure in the way that he plays, and I hope so, yes.’
‘But you know, there is a lot of interest. I hope yes, but I don’t know what is going to happen with that.’
Real Madrid and a host of other European heavyweights were put on red alert when Eriksen hinted at a departure in June.
The Danish playmaker has a year left on his contract. As the season wore on Spurs became increasingly resigned to losing Eriksen and had begun considering replacements, including Leicester’s James Maddison, Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo and Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis.
The playmaker said after the Champions League final that he was ready for a new challenge