Eriksen-Spurs deal unlikely, Madrid could be « first option », says source
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The marking of Christian Eriksen keeps on resembling an undeniable probability for Real Madrid. According to what AS has learnt, the player is a long way from agreeing a new deal with Tottenham, with his present contract set to lapse in June, 2020.
Talks between Spurs and Eriksen began some time ago, but have come to little fruition. What’s more, a source near the player has revealed to AS that there is « not much » and a reestablishment understanding will be, “very, very difficult” to reach at this point.
As reported by AS last week, Madrid have already asked Spurs to name their price for the Danish striker, to which the London club reacted by requesting 250 million euros.
But time is playing into the hands of the LaLiga club, as Spurs president Daniel Levy will be conscious of running the risk of Eriksen leaving on a free transfer when his agreement finishes in eighteen months.
The source close to the Dane considers it the right time for him take a step up in his career by joining one of Europe’s top clubs, and gauges that his sticker price will be somewhere in the range of 50 and 75 million pounds (56 million to 84 million euros).
Spurs and Madrid already talking
AS also spoke to his agent Martin Schoots, who chose not to comment on the situation, just saying that Eriksen would want to « center around his football » and « we’ll see what the future brings ».