Tottenham transfer news: Premier League star unlikely to sign new deal amid Real Madrid interest
What's the story?
According to reputed Spanish media outlet AS, Tottenham Hotspur starlet Christian Eriksen is far from signing a new contract deal with his current team, and Spanish giants Real Madrid would likely to be his first option in the future.
Eriksen's current contract will expire in June 2020 which would make his move to Real Madrid very possible in the coming transfer window.
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Eriksen has been one of the most integral parts of Tottenham's offense this season. The 26-year-old Dane midfielder is sublime on the ball and terrorizes opponents' rearguard with relative ease. His ability to create chances at will makes him one of the most dangerous players in the Premier League, and he has also racked up four goals and provided seven assists in the league so far this season.
His profound impact is only second to Harry Kane, as Tottenham are third in the Premier League, only nine points behind league leaders Liverpool. The team has also qualified for the knockout rounds of Champions League in a group comprising of teams like Ajax, Barcelona, Inter Milan.
The heart of the matter
Despite his splendid display in the Premier League, contract talks between Tottenham and Eriksen have broken down and the midfielder is currently far from inking a new deal with the club.
According to reports from AS, Real Madrid have already opened talks with the midfielder when they asked Tottenham to name their price on the midfielder. But Tottenham president Daniel Levy will be aware of the risk of letting the player go for free when his contract expires in a year and a half.
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With Eriksen seeking to take a step up in his career, it might be the right move to join one of the best clubs in the world. Heading to Real Madrid will guarantee the possibility of more trophies and fame and a step up in his professional career.
There is no doubt that Eriksen is an asset for any club and he will have a huge impact with the Los Blancos if decides to join them.
The possibility of a move in the current January transfer window is highly unlikely as both Tottenham coach Pochettino and Levy will not let go of the player mid-season at any cost. On the other hand, they might grudgingly be forced into a sale in the summer transfer window, if the Dane decides not to renew his contract with the club.