Report: Spurs suffer blow in race for potential Eriksen replacement

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Tottenham Hotspur’s rumoured interest in German international Julian Brandt looks to have suffered a blow.

It was reported yesterday by German news outlet SportBild that Spurs have held talks with the 23-year-old’s father.

Brandt’s contract contains a clause that can see him depart Bayer Leverkusen for just £21million but it appears that if he is to leave, he would prefer to stay in the Bundesliga and join Borussia Dortmund (Sky Sports).

He is likely to stay at the BayArena if they can secure Champions League football this weekend by bettering Borussia Monchengladbach’s result away to second-placed Borussia Dortmud.

The attacking midfielder could help to fill the void if Christian Eriksen decides to leave North London this summer with Real Madrid said to be interested (AS).

The Dane is out of contract at the end of next season which could force the club’s hand to sell him before the start of the next campaign or risk him walking away for free.

Regardless of whether Eriksen remains a Spurs player, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are desperate for additional players who can help unlock a defence in the final third of the pitch.

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