Players of Christian Eriksen‘s quality aren’t usually allowed to enter the final nine months of their contracts.
However, the Dane finds himself in exactly that situation with his Tottenham deal due to expire at the end of this season.
Club and player usually sort this kind of scenario out 12 months before the end of the contract, like Chelsea, Real Madrid and Eden Hazard did this summer, but Eriksen has crossed that line.
It’s not as if Tottenham haven’t tried to find a solution. They’ve tabled three new contract offers and Eriksen has rejected each one of them.
He knows what he wants to do, and that’s leave.
Spurs tried everything they could to tie Eriksen down this summer, but they failed. Daniel Levy even tried to sell the midfielder during the final days of the transfer window once he realised the Dane wasn’t going to sign.
Real Madrid weren’t interested in signing him then, they were working off Zinedine Zidane‘s orders to pursue Paul Pogba.
With the transfer window closed, Levy tried one last time to sign Eriksen up, but the player didn’t give in. Whether in January or next summer, he will get what he wants – to leave Tottenham.
With Eriksen‘s mind made up, Levy has let his agent know that Spurs will look to sell his client in January in order to receive some sort of compensation for him.
The London club are looking for a fee in the region of 20 to 25 million euros, rather than letting Eriksen go for free in the summer.
Real Madrid have received Tottenham‘s proposal and they’re considering making a move.
They know that Eriksen wants to play for them and that signing a player like him for such a low price is an opportunity that you can’t overlook.
As MARCA reported earlier this week, the Real Madrid bosses don’t want a repeat of the Kepa Arrizabalaga situation and they’re going to try to reach an agreement to sign Eriksen.