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Christian Eriksen drops a bombshell on his Spurs future

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Real Madrid target Christian Eriksen dropped a worrying hint on his Tottenham future by confessing he would “like to try something new”.

In light of an impressive six-year spell at Spurs, Eriksen has been linked with a big-money move to Real in the summer transfer window.

The in-demand Danish playmaker will be out of contract at Spurs next year, with talks over a renewal making little progress. Therefore, the Champions League runners-up may opt to cash in before it’s too late.

Mauricio Pochettino has, though, repeatedly stated his desire to tie down Eriksen to a new long-term contract. The Spurs manager views him as a key part of his plans for the future in north London.

While confirming he’s unaware of any official approach from Real Madrid, however, Eriksen did drop a rather worrying bombshell on his future in England.

“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new,” Eriksen told Ekstrabladet.

“I hope there will be clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. In football, you do not know when a clarification comes. It can happen anytime. Everyone wants it best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football things take time.”

Eriksen added: “It depends on (Spurs’ chairman) Daniel Levy and another club has to come. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.

“There are not many points that Tottenham cannot meet. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.

“It’s a step up. But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want Christian. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.

“It is hard. It depends on the possibilities. If nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay in Tottenham? If I then sign a new contract, depends on the conditions.”

Eriksen managed 10 goals and 17 assists in 51 appearances for Spurs last season to help them to a fourth-place Premier League finish and a Champions League final appearance.

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur in defeat after the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)