Christian Eriksen has confirmed that he is looking for a new challenge away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Christian Eriksen has confirmed that he would like to move on from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. The Danish International is due to put pen to paper, which expires in 2020 and has been linked with a potential move to Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane sees him as a perfect alternative to Paul Pogba, should the deal for Red Devils midfielder fall through. The 27-year-old £11.5million in August 2013, establishing himself as one of the best midfielders in the planet. During this six-year stay, Eriksen has scored 49 league goals in 206 appearances for Spurs.
The former Ajax star was included in 2017/18 PFA Team of the year following an impressive campaign, but he blew hot and cold in the previous season despite taking his team to the Champions League final.
Chairman Daniel Levy is quoting £130 million for the attacking midfielder, although a deal around £80 million should suffice. The Los Blancos are the only club linked with Eriksen and he has fueled speculations with a recent interview.
“I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new. I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.” Eriksen said of his future.
“I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.”
“Real Madrid is a step up but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian,” Eriksen said. “And that they haven’t done as far as I know.
“It all depends on Daniel Levy and there has to be another club too. Or I will sit down myself at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself. There aren’t many boxes that Tottenham don’t tick so if I have to move away, it would have to be a step up.”
Eriksen was asked whether he would seek to run down his contract. “That is difficult to say,” he replied. “It depends on the possibilities. If there are no exciting offers why shouldn’t I stay at Tottenham? If I then sign a new contract depends on the conditions.”
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
BREAKING: @SpursOfficial midfielder Christian Eriksen has confirmed he is looking for a new challenge in football and is open to leaving the club this summer.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 5, 2019
“I might want to try something new.”
Christian Eriksen has dropped hints that he wants a new challenge away from Spurs… pic.twitter.com/1xenMi1yLu
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 5, 2019
Christian Eriksen: “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new.”
“I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that.” pic.twitter.com/eMHfIVnVan
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 5, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur will be aiming to bring in a suitable replacement if Christian Eriksen leaves in the summer.