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Spurs to receive compensation for crocked star

Eriksen looked in some discomfort during his side's win against Norway. (©GettyImages)
Eriksen looked in some discomfort during his side's win against Norway. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham will receive around £300,000 from the Danish FF after their summer signing Christian Eriksen suffered ankle-ligament damage in the 2-1 victory over rivals Norway on Friday. 

The midfielder, an £11million summer arrival from Ajax, could be out for up to four months after he suffered a painful injury in his right ankle joint, reports The Daily Mirror.

If he misses more than a month of domestic action, Spurs will be entitled to a pay-out from the Danish Football Federation thanks - ironically - to north-London rivals Arsenal.

After their former frontman Robin van Persie suffered a knock that sidelined him for half a year, the Gunners successfully argued that Football Association's around the world should be obliged to play compensation if a player is injured on international duty, and was subsequently ruled out for more than a month. 

Eriksen, who has failed to hold down a regular starting place since joining Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, looks set to miss key games against Manchester City and Manchester United, and may not return until at least the New Year. 

He was still in a Copenhagen hospital on Saturday night undergoing tests. It's understood he has severe damage to the ligaments in his right ankle. 

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