According to Andrew Dillon of The Sun, Real Madrid have bid £45m + Dani Ceballos for Christian Eriksen. Tottenham are holding out for closer to £130m, so it’s hard to see this opening offer being accepted for the 27-year-old. Spurs appear resigned to losing Eriksen this summer, but they want to be adequately compensated.
Daniel Levy has seen Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona for £142m and Eden Hazard join Real Madrid for £86m + add-ons and believes Eriksen is worth a value in between. The £75k-per-week midfielder wants a fresh challenge away from Tottenham and could leave for nothing in 2020, so Levy can’t afford to price Eriksen out of a deal.
Tottenham have been linked with a move for Ceballos, but his inclusion in Real’s bid for Eriksen doesn’t make up £85m. The 22-year-old hasn’t nailed down a regular spot in the first-team. He made 34 appearances last season but started only 56% of the games and was substituted in 47% of those matches. Real’s bid is something of an insult.
Los Blancos paid twice the amount for Hazard just days previously, so why would they try to convince Tottenham into accepting considerably less?