Tottenham reportedly have a serious dilemma over the future of midfielder Christian Eriksen, as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract in the summer.
According to the Sun, Spurs will have to decide whether to cash in on the 27-year-old in the summer or lose on a free a year later as he continues to stall on a new contract.
It is understood that Real Madrid are poised to make a move for the Denmark international after tracking him for two years.
The report further details that Spurs are likely to find it difficult to turn down an offer for him if its in the region of £40million.
The North London club are stuck in a tricky situation if Eriksen won’t sign a new deal with them and manager Mauricio Pochettino has a big decision to make.
Eriksen is one of the elite stars that have turned Spurs into top four regulars and he’s helped them reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League this term.
The creative playmaker has seven goals and 12 assists so far this season for Spurs, which is why he’s renowned as one of the team’s most valuable assets.
Spurs could be at serious risk of derailing if they do lose Eriksen and it would take a lot more than £40million to sign someone of his quality as a replacement if he did go.
He is so integral to the side with the way he pulls the attacking strings and has the football brain that brings out the best in other teammates.
A potential Eriksen exit would be a serious blow and threaten to ruin the progress the team have made in recent years if they don’t have a top-class architect bossing the play.
Spurs still haven’t won silverware under Pochettino despite colossal improvements and it would send a worrying sign if they couldn’t convince one of their star men to stay.