According to the Mirror, Tottenham are requesting £130m for Christian Eriksen, with Daniel Levy looking for 1000% of how much he paid for the 27-year-old back in 2013. Real Madrid have been linked with Eriksen’s signature all season, but Levy isn’t thinking straight with such a ludicrous asking price.
Tottenham are at risk of losing the Danish international for nothing next year as there’s been no progress made with contract negotiations, so why would Real pay so much money for a player who looks set to leave in 2020? Los Blancos will be able to agree a pre-contract deal with Eriksen in January 2020, so a sale must be made this summer to maximise his value.
Asking for £130m is silly from Levy, but that’s not to say Eriksen isn’t an outstanding player who has been a terrific servant to Tottenham. Since his move from Ajax, he’s gone on to score and create 145 goals in 265 games in all competitions, hitting double figures for goals and assists every season in England.
In 2018/19, Eriksen has scored five goals and made 10 assists. He’s also created 55 chances. If Tottenham don’t cash in before September, they’re unlikely to get a penny for the forward. Suitors could still pay money to sign Eriksen permanently in January, but they could get him for free six months later. Tottenham aren’t in a strong position and Levy risks losing a valuable asset if he doesn’t get realistic.
Spurs are now at risk of finishing outside of the top-four which harms their negotiating position in regard to Eriksen’s contract. If there’s little evidence the club can move forward, why wouldn’t he opt for a side like Real?