Christian Eriksen took many Tottenham Hotspur fans by surprise with the timing of his revelation that he wants to leave the club this summer for a fresh challenge (Ekstra Bladet).
The Dane’s future has dominated the tabloids with talk of potential interest from Real Madrid, however, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is seen as Zinedine Zidane’s primary transfer target (Express).
Eriksen could be forgiven for feeling that he is somewhat second choice given the fact that Juventus are also said to be keen on signing him but are also prioritising a potential return to the club for Pogba (Telegraph).
New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is known to be an admirer of Eriksen after showering the playmaker with praise during his time in charge at Chelsea.
Sarri said back in November in November to the Evening Standard:
“Of course Harry Kane is the best English striker in the moment, so a very important player, but if I have to say another name, I like very much Eriksen.
“Why? Because he is a very smart player, a very technical player. He’s able to play in midfield and, at the same moment, score eight or nine goals in a season. I think that he is a very important player.”
Eriksen is already said to have told Manchester United that he is not keen on a move to Old Trafford with his intentions still set on a move to Spain (Tom McDermott).
Daniel Levy has set his price point for allowing Eriksen to depart North London and will accept £80million from a foreign club and £130million from a fellow Premier League side.
Spurs will certainly want his future sorted one way or another in the coming weeks given the fact that he just has twelve months to run on his existing deal.
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