The future surrounding Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has been up in the air for some time now, as the Great Dane enters the final year of his contract.
However, fans were finally treated to some transparency this week, after Eriksen claimed he was ready to move onto a new challenge and a step up (Ekstra Bladet).
Real Madrid have been heavily linked with the playmaker, with some outlets even saying that a deal has been agreed between the player and Madrid (Daily Star).
However, Sport now claim that Real Madrid are cooling their interest in the Danish midfield maestro as they cannot meet the valuation provided by Tottenham.
Spurs are said to have quoted £105m for Eriksen, while Real Madrid do not want to pay over £70m for his services.
Eriksen indicated that if a deal from a big club did not come in, then he would be open to signing a new contract at Spurs (Ekstra Bladet), but has the damage been done?
Spurs Web Opinion:
As far as I am concerned, Eriksen’s Tottenham career is over. The player has been fantastic for six years, and I have no ill feeling towards his desire to leave. However, you cannot say that you will leave if a big offer comes in, but will sign a new deal if it doesn’t. Spurs are not a second choice. We want players who are fully committed and motivated to win things at the club, not players who will have their heads turned by the next big offer.
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