There have been few central midfielders as talented as Luka Modric at Tottenham Hotspur, with the closest in recent years arguably being Christian Eriksen.
However, Spurs may be forced to sell their Great Dane in the summer as he enters the final year of his current contract.
If a new deal cannot be reached with the playmaker, then Spurs will have to decide whether to sell him for a profit this summer or risk losing him on a free in 2020.
Real Madrid seem to be the main suitors for Eriksen, if the papers are to be believed, with The Sun reporting that Los Blancos will put the pressure on with a late August bid this year.
Eriksen has recorded 12 assists in the Premier League so far this season, putting him third in the rankings, which is a pretty big void to fill (Premier League).
AS have now reported that Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane have doubts over whether Modric ‘s future lies at Real Madrid.
Could a player plus cash deal be on the cards?
Spurs Web Opinion:
Luka Modric is now 33-years-old, but I believe he still has at least two years at the top left in him. If Spurs were able to bring him in on a player plus cash deal involving Eriksen, the nostalgia inside of me would leap at the chance. While it may not be the most financially sound decision for Spurs to make, it would certainly be a hit with the White Hart Lane crowd and could provide a stop-gap in terms of Tottenham finding a long-term replacement for the Great Dane.
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