Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the future of playmaker Christian Eriksen is largely outside of the club’s control.
The Denmark international is said to be on the shortlist of both Barcelona and Real Madrid while his contract at the North London club now has less than 18 months left to run.
“I'm not a person that suffers too much in this sort of situation,” Pochettino told his press conference on Thursday.
“Football is dynamic; it's about interests the manager sometimes can't manage. Of course, Christian Eriksen is so important for us. As a manager you would like to have this type of player with you, but in the end it's a negotiation.
“It would be fantastic if Christian commits with the club for a long time. If not, it's his right to do what he wants to do.
“He is happy here, he is showing his commitment. Then, what is going to happen between him and the club is not only in our hands.”