Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is thought to be closing in on a move to Spanish side Real Madrid according to reports. The Denmark international has been linked with a move away from the club in the past few seasons.
in the summer, it seemed likely that he would leave after refusing to sign a
new contract last season. However, a move failed to materialize after Tottenham
demanded £50 million as a transfer fee for the player.
Eriksen future at Tottenham continues to be the subject of speculation as we
draw closer to the end of the European transfer window.
Denmark midfielder has refused to sign a new contract
with Spurs and is believed to be pushing for a move this summer. The
28-year-old is thought to be on the radar of Real Madrid and Juventus with
speculations revealing that he could make a late move to Juventus.
is considered as an elite midfielder capable of using his left or right foot.
He is also the creative hub of Tottenham and the club looks different without
his impact. The last match against Newcastle showed that the team is devoid of
ideas without their talismanic midfielder.
manager in his last press conference failed to give a definite answer when
quizzed on the future of Eriksen at the club. Real Madrid president is said to
be at odds with manager Zinedine Zidane regarding the transfer.
is said to prefer Eriksen as he is cheaper and a quality performer. Zidane
believed that Pogba is the sort of player that can bring star power to the
have also been pricey with their valuation with the club demanding close to £50
million for a player with less than 12 months on his contract.
Juventus are said to be monitoring his situation and could make a move for the player if he remains at Tottenham. The Turin club have proven to be the masters of free transfers and Eriksen could be the next big player to make such a move.
Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot are two players that were acquired by the club this summer on a free transfer. It remains to be seen where the midfielder will end up and it is likely that he will play against Arsenal on Saturday.
Tottenham have been in freefall in the past month as the North London club has fallen outside the top 4 in a remarkable sequence of games. Their latest defeat to Liverpool has put the club out of the top four for the first time since the beginning of the season.
The club must also protect its players from being poached in the summer as the likes of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld have 12 months left on their contract. Real Madrid are believed to be interested in the 27-year-old Denmark international. Tottenham chairman Dany Levy is known as a difficult negotiator and he is up to his tricks as he has reportedly demanded £130 million for the midfielder according to the Mirror.
Christian Eriksen has been one of the key players for Tottenham in the past four seasons with his consistent performances. For the past few seasons, the Denmark international has been linked to some of the top clubs in Europe.
According to reports from England, Eriksen has emerged as a key target for Spanish club Real Madrid as they look to rebuild in the summer. Madrid has endured a torrid campaign so far as they were knocked out of the Copa Del Rey and Champions League in the space of a week.
Australia defender Aziz Behich has said that the Socceroos are confident and upbeat ahead of the second World Cup group stage game against Denmark. Australia put in a strong performance against France during their opening match of the tournament but they eventually succumbed to a 2-1 defeat with Behich registering an unfortunate own goal.
Speaking ahead of the Denmark game, Behich admitted that the team have forgotten the previous result and they are now keen to show the progress made under the management of Bert van Marwijk, he said: “We’re confident going into tomorrow… I think we’ve come a long way from when [head coach] Bert first took over… We’ve showed it in the last game and we want to improve on that… The boys are really confident and upbeat about tomorrow. From the last game, obviously, we didn’t get the end result, which was disappointing. So, look, we analysed the game, and we’ve been working hard the last month or so preparing for that game. I think we showed a lot of good signs.”
Agent Bayram Tutumlu has revealed that Barcelona had expressed an interest in signing Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur during the last transfer window. However, a deal could not materialise for the Denmark international with his representative Martin Schoots said to have hampered the move.
In a report covered by Calciomercato, Tutumlu said: “I was invited to see Christian Eriksen in London in September, even though he was having a renovation of the house, and here he asked me what to do to get to a bigger club. I told him that a bigger club wants him. I also told Christian Eriksen that Barcelona is looking at more things when buying a player, not just his football qualities. And it ended with the fact that they bought Coutinho instead. This is because alone, his agent (Martin Schoots) has destroyed it for him.” (more…)
Christian Eriksen’s agent has said that it is always a compliment for his client to be associated with some of Europe’s elite. The Denmark international, who is currently in the ranks of Tottenham Hotspur, has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid of late, with the latter said to be planning a major squad overhaul for the summer.
Speaking to Danish newspaper BT, Martin Schoots said: “I don’t comment on rumours much. But when clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are mentioned, it’s always a compliment. Since Christian was 14-years-old, big clubs have shown interest. The first were Chelsea, AC Milan, and Barcelona, since then there has been no transfer window without any offer or interest. It is not all clubs known by the press. ‘Christian is not a guy who wants to talk too much. He talks with his feet.”
Denmark coach Morten Olsen has expressed his displeasure at the way his star midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has been treated by Tottenham Hotspur since the season came to a close.
Eriksen is undoubtedly one of the best players in the Denmark national team, but also feels that he has been looking extremely tired in recent games and during the training sessions. This is largely because Tottenham have been involved in an end of season tour. The tour of Australia and Malaysia has seen Spurs play a number of friendly matches with Eriksen being involved in most of them.
The 23-year-old is one of the most heavily used players by manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League campaign. He featured in all 38 games with only one of them not from the start. He was also a regular in almost every competition. This saw him rack up 42 appearances in all competitions.Eriksen was clearly one of the top players in the team after he returned an impressive 13 goals from this matches. His goal tally is especially great considering that he is a playmaker who comes forward to support the strikers. The concerns from Olsen were ahead of the crucial Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Serbia. Denmark are second in the group behind Portugal. (more…)