Report: Real Madrid confident of signing Tottenham's Christian Eriksen for £25m

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks prior to the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Spurs could lose Christian Eriksen with the Danish midfielder out of contract next summer; will he swap the Premier League for Zidane's La Liga leaders?

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on October 05,...

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is confident that he can convince Tottenham Hotspur to part with Christian Eriksen for as little as £25 million in January, as reported by ESPN.

It is no secret that the Danish international is out of contract at the end of the season and, like teammates Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, he could be sold in the winter for a cut price fee as Spurs look to avoid losing a key player (or three) for absolutely nothing.

 

Eriksen has been linked with Real Madrid for years now and the La Liga giants arguably need him more than ever these days with Zinedine Zidane’s once great midfield creaking audibly. Luka Modric, James Rodriguez and even Isco appear to be well past their best.

Tottenham wanted £70 million for Eriksen over the summer (the Mail) but Perez, the famed collector of ‘Galacticos’, apparently believes he can get a player he’s admired for a long time for around £45 million less after the turn of the year.

But that doesn’t mean Eriksen is definitely Madrid-bound in January.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur  during the UEFA Champions League  match between Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid Spain

Manager Zidane wants Paul Pogba instead while the former Ajax starlet would prefer to leave North London at the end of the season, when he can demand a heftier signing on fee.

It remains to be seen where Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stands. He’s not one to miss out on a pretty penny and maybe he will be convinced after all to push Eriksen out the door before a valuable prized asset goes on a free.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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