Report: The European trend that suggest Eriksen may not get everything his own way

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Tottenham Hotspur star, Christian Eriksen, now has well under a year remaining on his current Spurs contract, with a new deal seeming somewhat unlikely.

This means that the Great Dane can talk to non-English clubs in January about a potential free move in the summer, or perhaps Spurs will attempt to sell him in the winter window.

Eriksen made it clear in the summer that he wanted to move away from Spurs to a new challenge and a step up (Ekstra Bladet), but he remains a Lilywhite player after no concrete bids were reported in the press.

The Independent have now claimed that Real Madrid is Eriksen’s dream move, but the news outlet has pointed towards a European trend that suggests he may not get his way.

The report states that Real Madrid simply do not invest in players over 26 very often anymore. In fact, in the last five years, they have only purchased four players over that age bracket, three keepers and Eden Hazard.

The average age of other club signings around Europe since 2014 are as follows: Spurs (22.8), Bayern (23.3), Liverpool (23.4), Barcelona (23.9), Man City (23.9), Man United (24), Arsenal (24), Atletico Madrid (24.3), PSG (24.8), Chelsea (25), Juventus (25.1).

Spurs Web Opinion: 

I can’t imagine that Eriksen will have too much trouble finding a good European club on a free in the summer, but I get the feeling he was expecting more of a fuss over his availability. No one was rushing to bid in the summer. Perhaps the Great Dane is not up to the level he thinks he is.

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