Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is planning to cash in on Christian Eriksen during the January transfer window, and The Standard reports that the Dane’s price-tag has been halved from £80 million to £40 million.
It is no secret that Eriksen is out of contract at the end of the season and the former Ajax playmaker appears to have no interest in extending his six-year stay in North London, despite the arrival of Jose Mourinho and the feel-good factor currently enveloping a Spurs side thriving in the post-Poch era.
Juventus and Real Madrid, it is reported, are queuing up to offer the 27-year-old a fresh start at the very top of the European game.
And Levy, who would be understandably loathe to lose a star player for absolutely nothing, will do all he can to find a buyer next month with the January window representing the final opportunity for Tottenham to enjoy a substantial cash windfall.
The report adds that Eriksen is now valued at a bargain £40 million – half the fee Levy wanted over the summer when Manchester United came calling.
Considering the series of seemingly disinterested performances Eriksen has produced this season, £40 million looks like good business.
But, during the dramatic comeback win against Olympiacos in the Champions League last week, one of Europe’s finest playmakers produced the kind of midfield masterclass to remind everyone just what a talent Tottenham will soon be saying goodbye to.
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