Tottenham Hotspur have managed to hold onto their best players under Mauricio Pochettino, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and Christian Eriksen still at the club.
However, the future over the latter has been somewhat foggy over the past week, after the player himself came out and claimed he wanted a new challenge and a step up next season (Ekstra Bladet).
Eriksen has been heavily linked with Real Madrid so far this season, and with just a year left on his contract, Spurs would be hard pressed to keep him if he forced his way out (Independent).
Real Madrid announced the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea last week in a deal said to be worth around £89m (BBC).
Ex-Spurs player and pundit Danny Murphy has now suggested that Eriksen would not fit into the system at Madrid, and Real would only sign him if they could get him very cheap.
If reports are to be believed, Daniel Levy wants well over £100m for the playmaker (Mirror), so could a move already be dead in the water?
Murphy said (TalkSPORT – 10/06/2019 at 10:15 am): “I don’t think they [Real Madrid] will be signing anyone better than Hazard. I think he’s their main signing. They’re not going to get better than him.
“What’s he going to cost you Eriksen with a year left? The only way it might happen is they [Madrid] might get him reasonably cheap compared with some other options. But where is he going to play? When you look at that Real Madrid team, depending on who they get out of the door, you then have to look is he going to play?”
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With each day that passes, it looks as if Eriksen’s move is becoming increasingly unlikely. With the signing of Eden Hazard for £89m, I can’t see Madrid coming in with another offer of a similar price range for Eriksen. However, Spurs will have to get the Great Dane tied down to a new contract soon if they hope to avoid transfer disruptions.
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