Tottenham Hotspur is coming off one of the most heart-breaking losses in club history, but now it looks as if they could be in for yet another major loss in this upcoming transfer window, with Christian Eriksen's future up in the air.
The Dane playmaker has played a huge part in their recent success, but after the team lost 2-0 against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, Eriksen hinted at a potential move out of the club, with Real Madrid closely following his steps:
"I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new. I have the deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham but I have also said that I would like to try something new. I hope there will be clarification during the summer. That's the plan. In football, you do not know when clarification will come. It can happen anytime. It would be best for everyone if it happens as soon as possible, but in football things take time," Eriksen told Ekstra Bladet.
However, the prolific playmaker acknowledged the fact that there's not a formal offer for his services quite yet, and he'd still be open to working on a deal with Tottenham if the team's ownership is eager to keep him on board:
"It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come in. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can't set a date yourself. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up. It's (a potential move to Real Madrid) a step up. But that requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want me. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know," he concluded.
Los Blancos have already secured the signing of Luka Jovic, and it's just a matter of time before they announce Eden Hazard's signing as well, so Eriksen would pretty much be the icing on top of the cake following a disastrous season.