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?
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.
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.