Tottenham offer Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid for bargain price

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Dan Burke

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Tottenham are actively trying to sell Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid this summer.

That’s according to Spanish outlet MARCA, who report on Saturday that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has personally called Madrid general manager José Ángel Sánchez and offered Eriksen to the LaLiga giants.

There are two reasons the Premier League club are reportedly ready to part company with the Danish playmaker.

The first is that the 27-year-old is said to be refusing to sign a contract extension and with his current deal set to expire in June 2020, this is the last chance the Lilywhites have to sell him at a decent price.

And the second reason is that Spurs need to raise cash in order to fund potential new signings this summer, such as Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis.

But Eriksen could still be available for a relatively knock-down fee.

According to Marca, Real Madrid enquired about the former Ajax man last summer and were told he wouldn’t be available for a penny less than €150m.

However, Spurs are now said to have slashed that asking price in half and would be willing to sell for just €70m.

It would represent something of a bargain in the modern era, but it all depends on whether Los Blancos now have room in their already bloated squad for another stellar name.

Meanwhile, The Times report that Eriksen has already begun house hunting in the Spanish capital ahead of a possible move.

It will be interesting to see how this one develops.