Christian Eriksen reaches verbal agreement with Real Madrid ahead of summer transferMay 1, 2019
Eriksen is keen on a move to Spain
Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.
Zinedine Zidane is chasing the Tottenham midfielder, but Eriksen also wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his own rebuilding project at Manchester United.
Solskjaer is desperate to add elite talent to his squad and sees Eriksen as ‘central’ to his plans to rejuvenate United.
But Spanish outlet AS claim Eriksen is edging closer to a transfer to Real after coming to a verbal agreement with Los Blancos.
United are also targeting Eriksen
Real have opened talks with Tottenham about a summer
deal, but have work to do to convince Spurs to sell.
The La Liga giants think the negotiations will be ‘complicated’ having dealt with Spurs and club chairman Daniel Levy in the deals that brought Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to Madrid.
As well as past dealings, Levy was angry to learn Real had spoken to Mauricio Pochettino about coming to Real when the head coach position was still vacant earlier this year.
Tottenham will demand upwards of £60m for the midfielder (Picture: Getty)
Real will hand Eriksen an improvement on the £70,000 a week he earns at Tottenham and will have to pay at least £60million to sign the Dane.
Eriksen’s suitors have been encouraged by his reluctance to sign a new deal at Spurs, with his current deal expiring in 2020.
Real believe they can use Eriksen’s contract stand-off with Tottenham to their advantage and convince Spurs to cash in on the 27-year-old