Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Christian Eriksen following the appointment of Zinedine Zidane.
The European champions are plotting a major squad overhaul in the summer, following a disastrous campaign that saw them getting knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Ajax. And according to Mirror, Christian Eriksen has been identified as a top target as they look to bulk up their midfield options.
The Tottenham Hotspur star has been a consistent performer in the Premier League over the past few years but with his current contract with the club expiring at the end of next season, a move away from London could be on the horizon.
Zinedine Zidane has returned at the helm at Real Madrid and will be keen to continue his legacy at the Santiago Bernabeu next season. A move for Eriksen certainly makes sense for the European champions for several reasons.
Indeed, the club from the capital have lacked the creative substance in their attack this season, with last year’s Ballon d’Or winner and World Cup finalist, Luka Modric struggling to play at the top of his game while Isco has failed to make himself a regular fixture in the starting lineup.
As a result, the club has been forced to rely on the services of young Vinicius Junior and that’s where Eriksen could come into the fray.
The former Ajax midfielder is considered as one of Europe’s top playmakers, whose technical prowess combined with his neat and tidy passing could add more balance into the midfield department for Real Madrid. Eriksen is also proficient when it comes to set-pieces while his tally of 1.9 key passes per game is more than anyone else in the team.
What makes Eriksen such an appealing target for Real Madrid is the fact that he can operate in several different positions, including central midfield as well as wide midfield roles, thus provide Zidane with additional options in terms of tactical choices in midfield.
However, it’s probably needless to point that out that Tottenham will be adamant in holding onto their star player, considering the fact that Lilywhites have struggled with frequent injuries to a host of star players including Dele Alli.
Club’s chairman Daniel Levy has already insisted that Eriksen is not for sale earlier this season and thus, Real Madrid will certainly need to be swift in their attempt to sign the Dane in the summer.