Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has hinted that he would consider selling Christian Eriksen to a direct rival.
In an interview with The London Evening Standard, Levy said he was “not scared” of selling Eriksen to a rival. Eriksen is out of contract at the end of the season and he has been strongly linked with an exit.
Tottenham might be forced into selling Eriksen in January. If they cannot flog the Denmark midfielder in the January window, he could leave for nothing in the summer. Spurs obviously do not want to lose a key asset for no transfer fee but he is unlikely to sign an extension.
Speaking to The Evening Standard, Levy said: “We are honestly not scared to trade with our rivals. My view is really simple. For a player to sign a new contract, not only have the conditions got to be right but the player has got to want to do it. It is up to those players whether they want to stay at Tottenham and we’ll see.”
This report adds that Eriksen was offered a new contract on multiple occasions. He even turned down a £200k-per-week deal. It looks like the 27-year-old has his heart set on an exit.
Levy’s comments could be a major boost for Manchester United. The Red Devils are one of the many teams keen on Eriksen, according to 90min and other media outlets.
Spurs should be actively looking to sell Eriksen in January – to gain funds for new signings and to avoid losing him for nothing. But Levy should look at sending him abroad instead.