On May 21st, we carried a report from El Chiringuito, who explained that Christian Eriksen will join Real Madrid after the Champions League final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

The Denmark international has one year left on his contract and AS now claims he does not intend to sign an extension.

For this reason, Spurs have identified Dani Ceballos as a replacement for the former Ajax man at the club.

After failing to make any additions in the last two transfer window, Mauricio Pochettino ‘wants’ Los Blancos midfielder and he’s ‘one of the main objectives’ in the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old decided to leave the Santiago Bernabéu after Zinedine Zidane returned to the club in March. The Frenchman also does not count on the player, and he Ceballos doesn’t want to be stuck on the bench.

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For this reason, he’s looking for a project where he feels important again and that makes Tottenham one of the ‘best placed’ to convince him to join them.

In addition to this, Pochettino has been following the Spaniard for a long time and wants him to be a key part of his new project at the club.

AS explains the operation may not be easy because Real Madrid may want to include a buyback clause, while the player’s priority is the sporting project, irrespective of the type of deal. 

Eriksen could be key in the operation as he’s wanted by the La Liga giants and Ceballos could be his replacement at the north London club.

The Real Madrid midfielder is part of Spain U21 squad and if no deal takes shape before June 15th, then he would prefer to wait until the end of the European U21 championship as he does not want to be distracted during the summer tournament that will take place in Italy.

On Tuesday, we covered claims from El Desmarque in Spain, who said Tottenham are the ‘main player’ in the race for Ceballos, and willing to spend €40-50m, which seemed a little high.