Tottenham Hotspur look as though they will now have to prepare for life without Christian Eriksen, as the star revealed he wants to move away from the club in search of a new challenge (Ekstra Bladet).
Eriksen has just one year left on his current deal in North London, and it seems as if the Champions League final defeat was the final nail in the coffin of his decision.
Spurs will surely want to wrap up a sale as quickly as possible if they are to secure a suitable replacement for the Great Dane.
However, as far as The Express are concerned, Eriksen will not be transferring to Man United, and it’s all because of a certain Dimitar Berbatov.
The report claims that Daniel Levy had his hand forced by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2008, as he met Berba at the airport and ushered him back to United, despite Spurs agreeing on a fee with Man City.
United then persuaded Berbatov to jump on board, and Spurs were left chasing the deal, eventually giving in and selling up.
The Express claim that it was on that day Daniel Levy swore never to let a top class star move to a Premier League rival.
They cite Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, and Christian Eriksen as examples of when Levy has said no to United moves in recent years, and the Express believe he will continue along this trend.
Spurs Web Opinion:
This is one of my favourite things about Daniel Levy, he knows when he has to sell, and he knows how to manoeuvre to get the best deal. However, at the same time, he realises that selling to a major Premier League rival is a bad move, even if they are offering more money than a foreign team. If Eriksen is to leave, I would bet my house on it not being United.
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