Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he is concerned that the transfer market uncertainty over midfielder Christian Eriksen is hurting the player and the club.
Denmark international Eriksen has been an influential figure in Pochettino's side that finished runners-up to Liverpool in the Champions League and were fourth in the Premier League last season.
The 27-year-old midfielder, whose contract will end after the current campaign, has said he wanted a new challenge. He has been heavily linked by the Spanish media with a move to Real Madrid before the European transfer window closes on Sep. 2.
"It's not the best situation for him (Eriksen) and for everyone," Pochettino told reporters.
"It is not what I think the club or the player expected (it) to be. You cannot put a finger on the problem.