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Verbal agreement reached between Madrid and Eriksen

The LaLiga side and the Danish midfielder have come to a verbal agreement with Real Madrid now having to negotiate with parent club Tottenham.

Eriksen, objetivo del Real Madrid.

Real Madrid's high level of interest in securing the signature of Spurs' Christian Eriksen is nothing new but the LaLiga club now seem to appear to have made progression after coming to a verbal agreement with the midfielder which could see the Danish player at the Santiagio Bernabéu next season. The move would see Real Madrid offering the player a package that would improve his current four million euro annual salary.

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Madrid's next task is to sit down with Tottenham representatives and commence a negotiation process which they know from experience will be a complex procedure. The Luka Modric negotiation in the summer of 2012 was a prolonged affair with the deal only coming to fruition on August 27 when the Croatian moved to the Spanish capital for a fee of 35 million euro. A similar drawn-out process occurred with the Gareth Bale deal with the Welsh international's move finally concluding on August 31 (2013). The last time both clubs were involved in a negotiation process followed Zidane's resignation in June 2018, with Florentino Perez sounding out Argentine coach Poccettino with the approach being rebuked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen
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Tottenham's Christian EriksenANDREW COULDRIDGEAction Images via Reuters

Madrid made their first approach sounding out Eriksen at the end of 2018 and were informed that Danish player's signature would cost 250 million euro. Time moved on and with the Danish player apparently unwilling to renegotiate his current contract which expires in 2020, media in the UK reported that Spurs would be willing to accept 150 million euro for his services with Madrid optimistic that the final fee for 27-year-old will be less than this sum.

2020 expiry date

The fact that the Dane has just one more full season outstanding on his currently is to Real Madrid's advantage with Tottenham anxious to avoid a repeat of the dressing room friction that was caused by Harry Kane's contract renewal with his salary increase as part of his 2024 extension deal.

After the heavy investment in the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium which saw the club letting the last two transfer windows pass without any acquisitions, a significant injection of capital would be welcome with Real Madrid at present the only outfit to have shown serious interest in acquiring the Danish play-maker.


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