Christian Eriksen wanted to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer and publicly expressed his desire to seek a new challenge in June.

The Denmark international failed to find another club, so had to continue with Spurs, where his contract expires at the end of this season. One of the clubs Eriksen was linked in the summer was Real Madrid.

Los Blancos allowed the likes of Martin Ødegaard and Dani Ceballos go out on loan, leaving Zinedine Zidane with Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde and 34-year-old Luka Modrić as options in midfield.

Sport explains the La Liga giants want to strengthen their midfield in January and Eriksen, along with Ajax’s Donny van de Beek and Chelsea star N’Golo Kanté are identified as options.

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It’s claimed the Tottenham star would be the best fit for Real Madrid ahead of Van de Beek and with six months left on his contract, the north London club would be willing to ‘sell low’ in the mid-season window. 

Calciomercato reported on Thursday the Premier League side made another renewal offer, but the 27-year-old has no plans to sign an extension.

It may be best for Spurs to cash in from Eriksen’s sale in January rather than allowing him to leave for nothing next summer.