Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Christian Eriksen, who is one of the backup options to bolster Zinedine Zidane’s creative options.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Christian Eriksen is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The Spanish heavyweights view the Danish playmaker, who is set to leave Inter Milan in the January transfer window, as one of the backup options to reinforce their midfield.
Eriksen joined Inter Milan from Tottenham Hotspur earlier this year in January, having run the course at the Premier League club. The switch to San Siro, though, has not panned out as planned for the 28-year-old, who has slowly fallen down the pecking order in Antonio Conte’s squad.
As things stand, Eriksen is a peripheral figure for the Nerazzurri, with Conte hardly making use of his services so far this season. With just 5 starts across all competitions, it is clear that Eriksen has not future with Inter Milan, with CEO Giuseppe Marotta even confirming that he is on the transfer list. And, his situation has alerted Real Madrid.
Real Madrid could soon be entering the transfer market for a midfielder, with Luka Modric slowly but surely approaching the end of his glittering career. While the 2018 FIFA World Cup finalist has enjoyed a fine 2020, his inconsistencies in the previous year suggest that Los Blancos do need to be on the lookout for a long-term successor.
To that end, Real Madrid do seem to be laying down the succession plan for Modric, with Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden the latest to be identified as a target. Now, though, it looks like Eriksen is also on the radar of the reigning La Liga champions.
The report, though, suggests that the Dane, who has recently been linked with Manchester United, among other clubs, is further down the agenda for Real Madrid. With several others being higher on their wishlist, it seems likely that Eriksen is only a fallback option for now.
With PSG also keen on snapping him up in January, it is also highly likely that Real Madrid will miss out on the services of the Inter Milan outcast, unless they take the plunge in January. For now, though, it seems like Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on his situation at San Siro and it remains to be seen if they end up making a move for him this winter.