With him drawing interest from European giants and the biggest clubs all over the world, former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks the playmaker would be thrilled with the opportunity to play for Manchester United or Real Madrid, should the teams make him a formal bid.
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Both teams are rumored to be interested in his services, and, even though he’s still under contract until 2020, he’s allegedly put his contract extension talks on hold as he demands a huge pay rise.
That’s why the Bulgarian thinks Eriksen may be heavily tempted by the likes of two of the biggest clubs in the world, especially if Mauricio Pochettino’s team fails to deliver a trophy yet again:
“We all know how great he is with the final pass and that powerful shot, but he is quick, and people do not often realize that. Most of the time he does not use that because of his phenomenal positioning in between the lines which means he does not need to sprint that much and it’s that skill that often creates his opportunities to shoot from distance. How much might he go for? Who knows. If Real or United come for Christian then it is going to start questions in his head and if he does decide to go then we can be sure that Daniel Levy will extract maximum value from his sale. The Spurs chairman is a great businessman who knows exactly how to get the best possible deal,” Berbatov told Betfair.
However, he acknowledged the fact that Tottenham’s project looks quite solid right now and that they might as well convince him to stay if they manage to win the UEFA Champions League this season:
“But maybe Eriksen will look around and say ‘I have everything here now, the club is moving in the right direction, why not stay?’ And, of course, he might be choosing to stay with the side that has just won the 2018-19 Champions League!,” he concluded.
Tottenham are set to face red-hot Ajax in the Semifinals, with the English Premier League already out of reach, and they know they must take that step forward in order to become the top-tier club they’re working to be.