Christian Eriksen has revealed that he would like to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer to seek a new challenge.
The midfielder has claimed that he feels that he is in a stage of his career where he sees his future away from North London. Eriksen has been at the club since 2013 where he joined from Ajax and has just twelve months to run on his existing deal.
If Spurs allow him to run down his contract, he would be able to walk away at the end of the upcoming season for free which is something that Daniel Levy is unlikely to allow to happen.
“I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new,” Eriksen told the Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet. “I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.”
Eriksen revealed that he feels a move to Real Madrid would be a ‘step up’ in his career but as far as he is aware, the Spanish giants are yet to make contact.
The Dane’s performances have certainly dipped in recent months which certainly make sense now that it appears his heart is set on leaving.
“Real Madrid is a step up but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian,” Eriksen said. “And that they haven’t done as far as I know.
“It all depends on Daniel Levy and there has to be another club too. Or I will sit down myself at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself. There aren’t many boxes that Tottenham don’t tick so if I have to move away, it would have to be a step up.”
When asked whether he would look to run down his contract. “That is difficult to say,” he replied. “It depends on the possibilities. If there are no exciting offers why shouldn’t I stay at Tottenham? If I then sign a new contract depends on the conditions.”
Eriksen’s timing just days after the Champions League defeat is certainly in poor taste. Hopefully Levy can get as much money for him as he can and look to bring in Lo Celso or even Isco.
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