Chelsea have done Tottenham a favour selling Hazard before Eriksen

Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Slavia Prague and Chelsea at Eden Stadium on April 11, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Can Real Madrid afford to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham too?

Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on February 12, 2018 in London, England.

Eden Hazard is on the verge of leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid. The Telegraph report a £130 million move has been agreed.

This is a decision which works in Tottenham's favour, not just because they won't have to face Hazard twice a season.

 

It makes Real Madrid's pursuit of Christian Eriksen very tough, from a financial point of view.

Eriksen came out this week and told EkstraBladet he is keen on a new challenge, specifically Real.

The Sun report Tottenham are looking for £80 million for Eriksen amid interest from Real.

Christian Eriksen of Spurs looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Unless Real can manage to shift a high earner like Gareth Bale for a decent sum, it's going to be tough for the Spanish side to be able to afford Eriksen in addition to Hazard.

Real can wait a year and land Eriksen for free, but this gives Spurs more time to try and convince him to sign a new deal.

It also make a swap deal for a player like Isco, or even Bale, more likely for Tottenham if they do decide to sell, with Real possibly unable to fund the full fee.

By deciding to sell first, Chelsea have done Tottenham a favour.

Christian Eriksen (R) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring the opening goal with tema mate Harry Kane during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC...

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