It is no secret – Christian Eriksen has all-but-admitted that he would like to leave Tottenham Hotspur should a new opportunity present itself.
He pretty much confirmed that when he revealed in an interview with Ekstra Bladet that he ‘would like to try something new’.
In turn, and as to be expected, those comments have sent the transfer rumours into overdrive and Real Madrid have been heavily speculated as a potential destination for the Dane.
However, as we all know what Daniel Levy is like, it is going to be hard for the playmaker to move on unless the club’s valuation is met – reported to be a cool £100million per The Times.
Now, we might all feel that he is worth that money and we would be right within our means to be asking for that figure, however, there is a huge problem that cannot be overlooked.
Eriksen has just 12 months left on his present deal and his recent comments do not fill us with confidence about a new deal being agreed to.
So, where does that leave Levy and us in terms of negotiating a price? Well, perhaps, the ball is in Real Madrid’s court and it depends on how desperate they are to bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Tottenham cannot afford to lose out on him for nothing next year, and with just six months until that possibility could become a reality, we might be better off if the chairman eased his stance a little and still managed to get a good price for Eriksen.
Surely it is better to get something for a player than to lose out on him for nothing? Especially if he has already said he ‘would like to try something new’.