Spurs chief asks Real Madrid to pay £225m for Eriksen
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has told Real Madrid they can have Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, provided they’re willing to stump up £225million.
Eriksen will be out of contract in 2020, with Spurs considering letting his contract run down as talks over a new deal continue.
The Denmark international is attracting interest from Madrid, who are looking for a long-term replacement for Luka Modric.
But Spanish paper Marca claim they were told by Levy two months ago that they would need to pay a world-record transfer fee to land their man.
It’s claimed Madrid would not be willing to match Levy’s valuation and Bernabeu chiefs will be patient in their pursuit of the 26-year-old.
They hope the astronomical fee will fall the longer talks over Eriksen’s new deal rumble on.
Spurs chairman Levy has relaxed his rule with Eriksen of not allowing players to enter the final two years of their contract, given his importance to Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
But should talks drag on until the summer, Marca report, Levy will have to decide whether to lower his asking price or risk letting Eriksen leave for nothing.
If the Spurs chief continues to play hard-ball, Madrid may look closer to home for Modric’s replacement.
Marca claim that though Eriksen is considered the ‘ideal’ man for the job, 22-year-old Dani Ceballos is the prospect Madrid hope can take on the mantle if they miss out on the Dane.
Source: Daily Mail