Spanish giants Real Madrid are planning to launch a bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen for £100 million this summer and have already made initial contact about this, according to reports.
Madrid are planning a major clear-out of their squad in the summer, after a poor season by their standards in La Liga, and a playmaker is one of their top targets with Eriksen, along with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, is at the top of their list.
Eriksen’s contract with Spurs runs until 2020, and he is in talks over a new deal – which more than double his current £70,000-per-week wages – but the club appear happy to let him enter the final year of his deal before signing.
But Eriksen’s contract situation will have been noted by Madrid bosses, who may tempt both player and club with a deal in the summer. Madrid bosses feel they may be able to do a deal for £100 million for Eriksen, although it is well known that Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy drives a hard bargain, so any fee could be higher. There has already been contact between intermediaries for both parties, according to The Independent.
With a clear-out planned at the Bernabeu, Madrid could offer a player as part of the deal, with out-of-favour forward Isco a likely candidate for that.
It is believed that Eriksen is happy at Spurs but, at 26, he is in the prime of his career and may feel the time is right to try a new footballing culture – and the lure of one of the giants of European football may prove too tempting.