Three days ago, AS reported an ‘authorised emissary’ form Tottenham Hotspur met Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marín and offered his side the chance to sign Christian Eriksen.
Tuesday’s edition of the same newspaper claims the 27-year-old and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez are identified as the only two candidates to replace Angel Correa, who is set to leave Wanda Metropolitano.
The two Madrid sides will have no problem in agreeing a fee for the Colombian, which would be around €50m. James is pleased with the option of joining Atletico, but not everyone at the club is happy to sign him.
His profile is similar to that of Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar can also play in the same position as Rodriguez.
The one that ‘pleases’ Atletico and their manager is Eriksen and AS once again explains Spurs offered the Denmark international. Los Rojiblancos ‘really like’ the Tottenham player, and therefore the chance of a deal remains.
Eriksen’s is enjoying the best moment of his career and his signing would ‘raise the level’ of the squad. His contract situation (expires in 2020) with Mauricio Pochettino’s side favours Atletico, believe AS.
However, Tottenham are demanding a fee of €60-70m.
The figure is higher than that for Rodriguez and Atletico may not be able to meet Spurs’ asking price after having already spent heavily this summer.