Date: 2nd July 2019 at 7:00pm
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Christian Eriksen wants to leave Tottenham and is open to joining Real Madrid this summer, but there hadn’t been an update on the potential transfer for some time. The playmaker is out of contract in 2020 and would have to be sold this summer if he won’t agree a new deal at Tottenham.

With Real Madrid playing hard ball, however, Eriksen’s agent has taken steps to open a dialogue with the Spanish giants. According to Marca (h/t Metro), Martin Schoots will hold talks with Real to learn their intentions of the 27-year-old. Los Blancos are said to be keen on the Dane but view Paul Pogba as a priority.

Daniel Levy dropped his valuation of Eriksen from £130m to £62.8m and is clearly looking to get a deal done before the transfer window closes in early-August, but Real may not lodge an official bid until they get clarification over Pogba’s future at Manchester United.

Eriksen could be forced to stay at Spurs if a deal doesn’t go through, but he’ll leave for nothing in 2020 which could see Tottenham miss out on £62.8m. Levy can’t afford to wait too long for Real to make a move, but there aren’t other clubs waiting in the wings either.

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