Tottenham attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen has confirmed that he is looking to leave his club this summer.
The 27-year-old has just one year left on his contract and speaking whilst on international duty, the Danish playmaker says he is open to a new challenge:
“If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up. I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new.”
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham. But in football, you do not know when clarification comes. It can happen any time.”
Eriksen, who scored ten goals and provided 17 assists in 51 appearances for Spurs last season, is said to be on Manchester United’s radar as well as Real Madrid and Juventus.
However, despite the midfielder entering the final 12 months of his current deal, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will reportedly demand a sizeable fee for the player.
The London club were said to have demanded £130m for Eriksen when enquiries were made for the midfielder at the back end of last season.
That figure is unlikely to be matched by any club, and it remains to be seen if United, or another team, can agree a deal for a lower price.