Less than two months ago, we relayed a claim from Spain that Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen’s desire is to play for Real Madrid.

The 27-year-old’s current deal with the north London club runs out at the end of next season and so far he hasn’t committed his future to the Premier League outfit beyond 2020.

With Zinedine Zidane returning to the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos manager, the reports linking the Denmark international to the La Liga giants have once again resurfaced.

It’s all circumstantial, but still gaining coverage.

Eriksen spent three seasons at Danish club Odense Boldklub’s academy before moving to Ajax in 2008 and OB sporting director Jesper Hansen knows his side could receive development fee, if the player leaves Tottenham in the summer.

“Of course, you follow it. When Barcelona was also chasing him last summer, I followed it closely,” Hansen was quoted as saying by Danish newspaper BT.

“Christian has been very loyal to the clubs he has played in – and he has been there for a long time.

“We hope that Barcelona or Real Madrid will do it. It will give us some money, and we can easily use it.”

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Hansen was not at OB when Eriksen left for Ajax in 2008, so he is not aware if there is any further clause that would see his side earn extra money if the Dane leaves Tottenham later this year.

“I can’t quite remember it, but I don’t think we have anything (resale clause) on him now. There are some bonuses depending on what he achieves. But I can’t remember the details…” he added.