Date: 30th June 2019 at 8:05am
Written by: Alan Johnson

According to Marca (h/t Sport), Daniel Levy is willing to sell Christian Eriksen if a club pays £62.8m to procure his signature. The Danish playmaker looks on his way out of Tottenham this summer after admitting he’s open to a new challenge, but there hasn’t been a lot of genuine interest due to Levy’s astronomical valuation in the past – £130m.

The Tottenham chairman has more than halved the asking price, however, in the hopes that it will trigger an approach from Real, Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. Marca say Real’s interest is directly linked with their pursuit of Paul Pogba, however, so they may only offer for the £75k-per-week Spurs man if they fail to land the Manchester United midfielder. Isco’s future might also be a factor.

Eriksen is out of contract in 2020 and doesn’t appear close to putting pen to paper on an extension. This has forced Tottenham to cash in early rather than risk losing him for nothing next year. The 27-year-old contributed 20 goals in 30 Premier League starts last season and will be a hard player to replace, but Spurs getting more than £60m will provide some solace.

After seeing Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona from Liverpool for £142m and Eden Hazard join Real for £89m, Levy wanted a fee somewhere in between for Eriksen. It appears he may have to accept less, however.

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