Reports in Spain are suggesting that Real Madrid are a serious option for Christian Eriksen in January. The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker is out of contract in the summer and it appears increasingly likely that he will be leaving the club.
Real Madrid have been linked before but it certainly seems as though this most recent reporting suggests a concrete approach is in the offing.
MARCA is reporting that Daniel Levy has ‘ordered people he trusts’ to find an adequate offer to buy the player. They claim that whilst Zinedine Zidane is sceptical over Eriksen’s suitability, the club board does not want to let an opportunity to slip by.
Tottenham are keen to sell the Dane rather than lose him for nothing in the summer and Real Madrid have had issues in midfield this season that Eriksen could fix in January.
Diario AS is also reporting on the story. They claim that Tottenham’s asking price for Eriksen could be as low as €30 million (£27m). However, they also report that Eriksen would prefer to wait until his contract expires to negotiate the best possible deal for himself personally, with a larger signing bonus likely if no transfer fee is present. That would leave Tottenham missing out on any potential transfer fee.
It will obviously be a big shame for Tottenham to lose a talent such as Eriksen. However, what has become abundantly clear through his performances for the club recently is that Eriksen does not want to be at Tottenham any longer.
If Levy can find a buyer for the contract rebel in January then there is no doubt he should push through with getting a deal done. At this point, it would be the best-case scenario for all parties if Tottenham managed to secure his sale in January.