Real Madrid are reportedly lining up a move for Christian Eriksen in January, according to Marca via Sports Mole.
The Danish playmaker was heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu during the summer, but a move never came to fruition and the 27-year-old remained a Tottenham player.
Eriksen is yet to sign a new contract with the north London outfit, which means that should he remain a Spurs player after January’s transfer deadline, he could depart the club for free next summer.
Football Insider (also via Sports Mole) report that Tottenham are prepared to offer Eriksen a bumper new deal worth £230,000-a-week to keep him at the club, but with Madrid reigniting their interest, it might not be enough.
If Madrid do go in for him in four months’ time, they’ll look to get him in a cut-price deal as they know Spurs will be keen to offload him for a fee instead of losing him for nothing next summer.
However, Madrid could instead try and get the Scandinavian to sign a pre-contract agreement in January, which would again see him move to La Liga for nothing at the end of the season.
From Real’s point of view, getting Eriksen on a pre-contract agreement – just like Juventus did with Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey earlier this year – would make total sense.
Paying £30m plus for a player who will be available for nothing just six months later is arguably poor business.
However, if Madrid fail to get him to sign that pre-contract agreement, they risk Eriksen penning a new deal with Spurs, which would then see his price in the summer transfer window sky rocket.
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