Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen is still looking to leave the North London outfit with his representatives reportedly in talks with German giants Bayern Munich – just days after losing to the reigning Bundesliga champions 7-2.
The Danish international has long been looking to move on from Mauricio Pochettino’s side with a move in last summer’s transfer window to Real Madrid said to be all but completed.
However, no such deal occurred and the midfielder is running down his contract and is desperately trying to force a move away.
The 27-year-old’s contract is set to end next May, therefore, Spurs are offering everything they can but it looks like Eriksen has made his mind up. The Lilywhites reportedly offered the creative genius a £200k-per-week deal but the midfielder did not put pen to paper.
Thus, it leaves Tottenham no choice but to sell Eriksen for a cheaper price in January in order to maximise their profits.
Plenty of clubs have been interested in the 27-year-old’s services, none more so than Real Madrid, who have been linked with a £30m move for the Dane in January.
Christian Eriksen Odds For New Club
3/1 – Real Madrid
6/1 – Atletico Madrid
11/1 – Paris Saint-Germain
12/1 – Man Utd
16/1 – Juventus
However, Bayern have also tapped up the player’s representatives. Der FCB were 9/1 to sign the playmaker last summer but opted to sign Brazillian Phillipe Coutinho on loan instead.
With the German giants having an exceptional chance at their first Champions League win since 2013, they need all the world-class players they can get, a bracket that Eriksen is definitely in when he is in top form.
Spurs have made an extremely poor start to their campaign with Eriksen not performing as well, probably due to the fact that he wants to leave the club. The Dane has managed a solitary goal and assists in 11 matches – a terrible return for a player of his ilk.
This is a stark contrast to the quality and output he has shown for the club during his tenure in North London.
He signed with Spurs in 2013 for £12m from Ajax and only managed one season where he failed to contribute to more than 20 goals in a season.
He and Pochettino’s side have only won three out of eleven games this season with a shock loss to Colchester in the EFL Cup and a 7-2 drubbing to the hands of Bayern Munich have stolen the headlines so far.
Therefore, Spurs are no longer in a position to challenge for trophies and with Eriksen currently in the prime of his career, it is understandable as to why he would like to leave from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
His trophy cabinet only consists of Eredivisie titles, the Dutch Cup and Dutch Super Cup, which he all won with Ajax. With a move to Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, that will definitely increase.
Both European giants have made decent starts to their respective campaigns, with Los Blancos currently taking advantage of their poor competition to lead La Liga.
Bayern, on the other hand, sit in third place in the Bundesliga, only two points behind league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.