Real Madrid have been looking to sign a new midfielder after completing all the signings they wanted to complete before the summer transfer window, but nobody knows what they are thinking now or which player they expect to sign in the next few days.
They have been linked with plenty of players throughout the summer, but now it looks like their list of potential additions is getting shorter, as Los Blancos have ruled themselves out for a move to Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen after Tottenham Hotspur’s president Daniel Levy reportedly put a €70-million price tag on the player.
Eriksen’s current contract with Tottenham expires next year and he has already stated he has no intention to stay at North London. Given that, Spurs are trying to sell the Denmark international in order to avoid the possibility of losing him for nothing at the end of next season.
Marca reports that they are struggling to ship Eriksen after Real turned down a move for Eriksen this summer. Levy is reported to have called Jose Angel Sachez, general manager of Real Madrid trying to persuade the team to get a deal completed, as Spurs have lowered their asking price significantly.
The €70 million the Lillywhites are asking for Eriksen this season are way less than the €150 million they had set for Eriksen last year. However, Madrid is not necessarily interested in reaching an agreement for that price since they are looking to reduce their spending this summer transfer window.
The La Liga outfit has already disbursed over €300 million in transfers this summer and are in need of at least make €100 million selling some of their players.
Eriksen hasn’t hesitated to show his excitement about being on the radar of Los Blancos, but right now he wouldn’t be landing in Madrid as another big purchase by the club, at least not this season.
Tottenham will try to sell the star midfielder this offseason in order to not see him leave for nothing next season and others sides, including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have shown their interest in bringing in the Danish midfielder.