Christian Eriksen is reportedly weighing up the possibility of joining Manchester United after his Real Madrid dream seemingly fell apart.
Eriksen has starred for Tottenham across the past six years upon completing a €13.50m move from Ajax. Plaudits have frequently come in for both his creativity and the way he dictates things in the midfield against teams in the Premier League.
But Spurs have been left fretting over Eriksen’s contract, which will expire next summer. So far, talks haven’t made any real progress and an exit looks increasingly likely.
The Denmark international had, therefore, been in pole position to join Real Madrid over Paul Pogba. However, it appears Los Blancos have done a u-turn and have, instead, made the Manchester United midfielder their top priority.
Unfortunately, for Spurs fans, it seems Eriksen hasn’t given up on the prospect of leaving north London. While the Santiago Bernabeu dream has been crushed, the Daily Mirror claims a United move could be on the table.
The 27-year-old is taking the unlikely prospect of an Old Trafford move seriously. Apparently, he was all set to leave Spurs and had packed up his home before the move to Spain fell apart.
Although United’s chances of tempting Eriksen into a move seem remote at best given there won’t be any Champions League football next season.
And the Red Devils aren’t the only potential suitors as Serie A champions Juventus and Inter Milan have expressed an interest. While Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain are also keeping tabs on the situation.
Despite the Dane’s contract set to expire next year, though, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has slapped an asking price of £100m.
Eriksen has managed 66 goals and 86 assists in 277 appearances for Spurs across all competitions.