Christian Eriksen last week made it clear he’s questioning his future at Tottenham Hotspur, and at the same time he flirted a little with Real Madrid.
Speaking to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet he said: “I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new. I have the craziest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, it won’t be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new. I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. In football you don’t know when a clarification comes. It can happen anytime.”
Specifically on Madrid, he added: “It’s a step up. But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want Christian. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.”
This of course got a lot of coverage in Spain, but it was mainly just relaying the quotes, there wasn’t a lot to add from Real Madrid’s side about any moves from the club on a potential transfer.
Tuesday’s edition of Marca has Paul Pogba splashed across the front page, and the claim is he’s very much the one wanted.
In the article, the Spanish newspaper explain Zinedine Zidane has got his way and the manager ‘doesn’t want Eriksen, Van de Beek or anyone else’.
He’s not convinced on the Tottenham player, and has apparently made that clear.
This is good news for Spurs and their efforts to keep the Denmark international, who didn’t rule out staying beyond the summer.