Tottenham Hotspur may be in the market for a new playmaker this summer if Real Madrid get their hands on current star Christian Eriksen.
The Great Dane will enter the final year of his contract at the end of this season, and there have been no recent murmurings of a new deal.
It has been reported that Eriksen is on Zinedine Zidane’s five-man wishlist this summer (Daily Mail).
Spurs have therefore been linked to a number of potential replacements, and many will already know of the club’s history with regards to Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
Tottenham had a bid of £25m turned down last summer (Sky Sports), and if they want to revisit a move for the midfield man, they will have to pay for the privilege.
The Mirror say that, since signing his new contract in 2018, Grealish now has a whopping buy-out clause of £60m.
The same report also claims that Grealish is on £70,000 a week, making him the highest paid player in the Championship.
Spurs Web Opinion:
I would have been a big fan of Tottenham getting Grealish for around £30m last summer, but £60m for a player unproven in the Premier League is far too much of a risk for me. I would argue that alternatives such as Donny Van de Beek for £45m (Daily Mail), or even James Maddison from Leicester would prove to be far more bang for their buck.
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