Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to offload Christian Eriksen in January to prevent him leaving for free at the end of the season
The 27-year-old has categorically rejected all of the Spurs’ attempts to lure him to pledge his long-term future to the club and is currently focused on running down his contract that expires next summer.
Well aware of the Eriksen’s desire to start fresh challenge somewhere else, Tottenham will be looking to ship him out to Real Madrid in January to get the most out of his departure, according to the Mirror.
[@MirrorFootball] | Spurs hope to sell Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid in January to prevent him leaving for free.— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) October 10, 2019
Eriksen is adamant he doesn’t want to accept any contract offers made to him by Tottenham Hotspur and the club want to try to get him off their books.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/zlttZDFhni
Real and Manchester United emerged last summer as the most likely destinations for the outgoing Spurs midfielder, but, at the time, the player’s hefty £100million price tag scared them away.
Instead of moving for Eriksen, Los Blancos have made the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea their top priority, leaving the Denmark international high and dry.
However, Real are unlikely to capture Paul Pogba, who seems to be on his way of sealing a new deal at Manchester United, which leaves Zinedine Zidane short of options.
After a slow start to the season, the French manager is desperate to strengthen in his troublesome midfield department and could make a push for Eriksen again.
Real Madrid will enter talks with Tottenham to try to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January. (Marca) pic.twitter.com/i88GC5wvYw— Transfer News Central (@TransferNewsCen) October 10, 2019
An ever-present figure for the club ever since his arrival from Ajax in 2013, Eriksen is widely regarded as one of the best playmakers in Europe’s top-five leagues.
His composure on the ball, vision, and pinpoint passing is something Zidane’s team has been lacking at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign.
Although Daniel Levy has previously shown his skill at cashing in on players such as Gareth Bale at the peak of their market value, he is now destined to see Eriksen going away for pennies.