Tottenham Hotspur have apparently been offered Dani Ceballos plus £45 million by Real Madrid in exchange for Christian Eriksen.
The Danish playmaker recently admitted that he would like a new challenge and is widely expected to leave the club this summer.
Real Madrid are undergoing a major rebuild under Zinedine Zidane, and have already signed Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy.
It is thought that Real will attempt to prise Eriksen away from north London, and The Sun have claimed the Spanish giants are trying to use Spanish playmaker Ceballos as a sweetener.
Given Eriksen’s status as one of the best playmakers in Europe, surely Tottenham should be doing their level best to replace him adequately.
That said, Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy should instead demand that Real offer Isco instead.
While Ceballos is a great player with a lot of promise, he is a long way off being at Eriksen’s level.
Isco, however, is not.
The 27-year-old is in the prime of his career now and would absolutely cushion the blow of losing a player of Eriksen’s quality.
Isco – a £23 million signing from Malaga in 2013 (BBC Sport) – is a sublime footballer blessed with amazing vision and close control.
Arguably, he is the man Tottenham should be after if they are to take any player from the Bernabeu this summer.