Plenty of talk continues to surround the future of Tottenham star Christian Eriksen and whether or not we will be seeing him in the Premier League once again next season. The Denmark international has made no secret in the fact that he wants to leave the north London side for a fresh challenge elsewhere, with Real Madrid the current front-runners to sign him ahead of the forthcoming 2019-20 campaign.
Having committed his services to Spurs during the previous six seasons, nobody can question the 27-year-old's loyalty, indeed it is easy to understand why Eriksen is now looking to make the step-up to the very top level. He has the quality to cut it with the very best in the business - that is undeniable - and as he enters his peak, it is very much a case of now or never for the Dane.
With Liverpool and Manchester City's dominance in the English top-flight so evidently ahead of the rest, it is difficult to see Tottenham stake a claim for the title any time soon. Mauricio Pochettino's side were impressive for large parts of last season, notably in Europe, but they surpassed their best chance of winning their first ever Premier League title when they missed out on the divisions ultimate prize in 2016-17, finishing runners-up to Chelsea after looking to be in control for large parts of the gruelling campaign.
The season before that, it was Leicester who stunned the footballing world by winning the league on just 81 points. Take nothing away from the Foxes exploits four years ago, but it is a matter of fact that the rest of the chasing pack simply were not up to scratch. These were the times where Spurs should have done better, but they didn't. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City now have ultimate control of the Premier League, that much is clear and at least for the foreseeable future, it is difficult to envisage anyone else standing in their way of the title.