Tottenham Hotspur were not doing any business in the transfer market in the past year, playing with the same squad for two years running and that brought them some incredible success, most notably playing in the Champions League final. But now, everyone expects there will be a lot of work, both in and out. Jan Vertonghen, however, hopes one player will stay for another season.

“Obviously when the transfer window starts there are a lot rumours, but there were rumours last year and everyone stayed together, so I’m hopeful,” Vertonghen told Sky Sports News. “Christian is a great player. I have known him since he was 16, played with him since he was 16 or 17 [at Ajax] and I hope he’s with Tottenham next season. He’s an exceptional player.”

Eriksen has been heavily rumoured to be in line to join Real Madrid this summer, who have been preparing a massive overhaul. They have already signed Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy is close, while Eriksen could reinforce their ageing midfield.