Source: Spurs face difficulties in renewing Eriksen; Madrid 'could be the first option'
- A member of the player's entourage reveals there is 'nothing optimistic' about the midfielder's potential extension with Tottenham.
- The same source confirms the Dane's love towards Real Madrid: It would be a great honour to play there.
- However, this potential transfer won't happen this winter.
A piece of good news for Real Madrid: one of their primary transfer targets, Tottenham attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, has reportedly paused his contract negotiations on a new deal with Spurs, should the Spanish reputable sports news outlet Diario AS to be trusted. The Dane's current contract expires in June 2020.
A source close to the player reveals in an interview to the same newspaper that there is 'nothing optimistic' about the possibility of renewal. Moreover, the same member of Eriksen's entourage admits it is going to be a 'very, very difficult' process.
Curiously, the same source also confirms Eriksen's long-time love towards Los Blancos, as quoted by Diario AS: "He [Eriksen] sees Madrid as a very big club. For him it would be a great honour to play in the Bernabeu. When we talk about great clubs, of course, we talk about Madrid. It could be the first option."
In short, everything indicates that the Dane would eventually leave Tottenham, however, there is a '0.1%' chance it is going to happen already in winter, as the same source insists. Spurs have already lost Harry Kane to an ankle injury until March while Heung-Min Son will be away for the Asian Cup. That's why it is highly unlikely for the London-based club to allow Eriksen to leave.
Nevertheless, Tottenham reportedly named the exact price for Eriksen which is reported to be around 250 million euros, as Diario AS announced last week. However, the fee could get lower. Furthermore, influential British source The Independent have recently claimed both clubs have been in contact and allegedly agreed on a €113m (£100m) deal.