The Mirror reports that Tottenham know that they could cash in on the striker by selling him to Madrid this summer rather than see him leave on a free in 2020.
Zidane's return to Real Madrid might have reactived the operation to sign Christian Eriksen, according to reports in The Mirror, who claim that the French coach wants to bring in the Tottenham forward this summer. The Mirror's piece also covers Tottenham's side of the story. Spurs know full well that it's a delicate situation for the player, whose contract will expire in 2020. If the club think that there is no possibility of reaching an agreement to renew Erisken's contract, chairman Daniel Levy would be forced to sell him to the highest bidder - that is a scenario which could develop this summer. Levy would be more inclined to sell the player in July rather than wait until Eriksen can leave on a free next year.
Erisken's agent keeping cards close to his chest
Eriksen's agent Martin Schoots recently spoke to Danish media outlet Ekstra Bladet but wouldn't comment on his client's future, insisting that the player's only concern is what's happening out on the pitch: "Christian's only focusing on the football, he said but would be drawn on the 27-year-old's future: "I don't want to add to the speculation around Christian's contract and football future".
Madrid's interest in Eriksen has waned
Daniel Levy is a notoriously difficult negotiator. At the start of the year, he named his price for Eriksen: 250 million euros. But setting such a high asking price might work against Spurs, who risk pricing the player out of the market when he will be able to move on for free in little over 12 months' time. Last month, Diario AS reported before Zidane's return to the Real Madrid bench that the Spanish giants have already decided to throw in the towel in the race to sign Eriksen as they have the position covered with Modric and Ceballos. Whether Zizou has other ideas remains to be seen...