Real Madrid have returned for Christian Eriksen and are set to make a last-minute £60 million bid for the Danish star, hoping Tottenham would accept the offer.
It has been two matchdays already in the Premier League, but the transfer stories are yet to cease. With most teams having a settled squad, Tottenham might be under pressure once more from Real Madrid for one of their star names. According to The Sun, Real Madrid are set to test Tottenham’s resolve over Christian Eriksen with a late £60 million bid for the playmaker.
It’s a well-known fact that despite Madrid’s tremendous outlay in this summer’s transfer window, their business is yet to be concluded. The Spanish giants are still in the market for a midfielder and have their key targets all playing for Premier League sides. For most parts, they have chased Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, but Eriksen’s name has been mentioned a few times.
Madrid hope to sign Eriksen before the European window shuts on September 2nd, and view the playmaker the long-term successor to Luka Modric. The interest in Eriksen comes after the Spanish side seems like they have given up on Pogba’s pursuit. The Frenchman was still hopeful of a deal before the European deadline, but Eriksen now appears like a feasible option.
Madrid are not expected to make a bid imminently. They are ready to wait until the last minute to lodge a £60 million bid. Madrid are very much aware of the pressure Eriksen’s situation might be putting on Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy. The La Liga side would like to take advantage of this situation to see if Levy would sanction such a move.
The pressure necessarily is not coming from Madrid directly but from the situation of Eriksen. The Danish playmaker had set his heart on the move away from the club and preferred a move to Spain. Spurs are resigned to losing Eriksen, but the demands so far for the player have been unreasonable and successfully put off Madrid’s overtures up until now.
Levy is someone who is known to get the best deals for the club. While he could be a hard man, there is no doubt he will look at the business side of his club before anything. That said, he sanctioned a move for Mousa Dembele the last January when his contract was expiring in the summer. Eriksen too has only a year left on his deal and is likely to be sold before the window ends.
The Dane is also reportedly not interested in signing a new contract at the club. He has so far made two appearances in as many games in the Premier League and has proved his importance to the team. Manager Mauricio Pochettino also said that some of his current squad players might leave before the European deadline. It looks increasingly possible the player might be Eriksen.
Will £60 million be enough to tempt Levy into sanctioning a sale? Tottenham do have cover in loan signing Giovani Lo Celso, but losing Eriksen now at this point will surely be a difficult situation for Pochettino. The coming days will be crucial to see what pans out with Eriksen’s future. Will he leave for Madrid or run down his contract with Tottenham?