Report: Why Madrid may not make a move for Christian Eriksen

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Dom Le Roy

Real Madrid may still say no to signing Christian Eriksen despite the midfielder’s desire to join the Spanish giants, according to the Daily Star.

The ongoing saga between Eriksen and Madrid is still at a stalemate with the La Liga giants reportedly looking at other options such as Paul Pogba and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek. (The Sun)

Daniel Levy reportedly offered Eriksen to Madrid last week for a cut-price deal of around £65m but the approach was turned down by Florentino Pérez. (Marca)

The report also suggests Madrid’s coach, Zinedine Zidane is not convinced by Eriksen after he believes the Dane had a poor end to the 2018/19 season with Spurs.

Levy held out for double that price last summer but with Eriksen’s contract only having one year remaining on it the Spurs chairman is looking to offload the player whilst he can still make a profit off the Dane. (Marca)

Madrid have already splashed out on Chelsea’s Eden Hazard this summer but it is becoming less likely Eriksen will be following in his steps.

Spurs Web Opinion:

It’s going to be one of those transfer stories which continue till the final day, isn’t it? The speculation will remain until either Eriksen departs or if the 27-year-old thinks the move will not happen and he signs a new contract.

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  1. Part of me was disgusted by some of Eriksens late season performances, and although it looked to me like he had downed tools on more than one occasion, it could have been burn out as Eriksen didn’t take much time off last summer after Denmarks elimination as he came back to be fit to play against Barca in pre season.

    That being said Eriksen has been a picture of consistency the rest of his time with us, and if neither of the big 2 in Spain come calling, then perhaps Levy and Poch could convince him to do a Modric and stay to go all guns blazing next season. Just imagine Eriksen as our AM ahead of various combinations of NDombele, Winks, Lo Celso and Sissoko, if we could fix right back, we’d have one of the best squads in football for a season at least.

    If Eriksen does go we need more than Lo Celso to replace him, Lo Celso looks a beast but he will get injured due to his high octane style of play, and Lamela (although top drawer IMO) has had no shortage of injury problem the last 3 years, so that cannot be our only two creative options if we plan to challenge for big things.

    I think Poch wants to get Lucas into the Eriksen role, but Lucas 16goals/ zero assists should be indication enough that some games it won’t work. Kane and Alli centrally are big target men, Son and Lamela from wider positions are both around 6ft, so we are still going to need someone who can cross well and spot through passes. Hakim Ziyech and Rodrigo De Paul (about 30m each) have to be considered if Eriksen goes, especially at current prices, because once they go to big clubs they are out of our price range. Its not often that decent playmakers are available in our price range from smaller clubs so we need to move for them when we can.

    I think Lo Celso and NDombele additions can take us up a gear in midfield but Eriksen has probably been the biggest influence on our attacking improvement in the Poch era, and the biggest influence in our decline in the second half of this season (coinciding with a decline in his performances). I worry that without that advanced creator, we could start to go back to the pre poch Tottenham, actually first season AVB Tottenham where we have top in form attackers that don’t create enough and we struggle for intelligence to get into the final third, thats what advanced creators give and I actually believe the best football we’ve played in the posh era was during the title race with Leicester, when we had Eriksen and Lamela bang in form, which brought the best out of Alli and Kane, meanwhile we also had Wanyama, Dembele, Hugo, Jan, Toby, Rose and Walker at the top of their game at the same time, best defence in the league and best attack in the league, most chances created, leads chances conceded etc etc etc, and the play was clever and slick. thats what we need to get back to.


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