Tottenham Hotspur are actually trying to sell Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid this summer as the attacking midfielder stalls on a new deal.
His contract is due to run for another season and Spurs would like to drive the most value out of him right now. Spanish news outlet, Marca claims that Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy personally called the La Liga giants to offer them Eriksen at a bargain price.
Madrid previously had inquired about the Dane in the summer of 2018. They were told to pay €150m then but now, the North London outfit are asking for nearly half that amount – €70m.
Tottenham need to raise funds for the potential transfers of Olympique Lyon midfielder, Tanguy Ndombele and Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso. Losing Eriksen for free next summer is not an option they can entertain.
Real Madrid have already crossed spending of over €250m this summer but Zinedine Zidane is not done in the transfer market just yet. He plans on strengthening the midfield with another young playmaker.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has drawn strong links to the Bernabeu but he is expected to cost much higher than Eriksen. Zidane also has to find new homes for fringe players like Isco and Gareth Bale.