Real Madrid are likely to target Christian Eriksen in preference to making a bid for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
Real have already spent over £200 million on transfers this summer, having acquired Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt and then Eden Hazard from Chelsea. Now they are focusing on their third transfer objective, somebody who can pull the strings in midfield, and believe that Eriksen represents a cheaper and more available option that long-term target Pogba.
Spurs do not want to sell Eriksen, and Real know that their chairman, Daniel Levy, is a notoriously tough negotiator. But the fact that the Dane only has one year left on his current contract, and has refused the offer of a new deal means that Tottenham could be prepared to do business if the price is right. Meanwhile Eriksen has clearly stated that he is open to a new move, and that he wants to take a step up.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.