Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing up a transfer move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen as their replacement for Luka Modric.
The Denmark international is one of the finest attacking midfield players in Europe on his day and Don Balon recently linked the Spanish giants with a bid potentially worth up to £179million for him.
There seems little doubt a player of Eriksen’s calibre could make a great fit at Real or any top club around Europe, and it seems Spurs could have some cause for concern over his future.
Madrid’s interest comes as Tottenham supposedly desperately try to get Eriksen to sign a new contract, though no progress has been made and he has just two years left on his current deal, according to the Sun.
The 26-year-old is also linked as Madrid face the possibility of losing key midfielder Modric to Inter Milan, as also noted in the Sun’s report.
The Croatia international would be a tough act to follow at the Bernabeu, but if anyone can do it, Eriksen seems the ideal man for the job.
After all, the former Ajax star essentially did that at Tottenham, arriving around a year after Modric left north London for the Spanish capital.
The Sun also links Chelsea’s Eden Hazard with Los Blancos, and Real still have until the end of August to sign players despite the Premier League transfer window closing on Thursday.
This does, however, surely make it less likely for top English sides to sell their stars as they would not be able to replace them until January.