Spurs halve asking price for star to £50m as Man Utd prepare offer

Date published: Monday 5th August 2019 8:57

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Tottenham Hotspur have reduced the asking price for one of their star players in an effort to sell him before his contract expires next summer, according to reports.

Christian Eriksen’s future has been a hot topic during this transfer window, with the Danish midfielder revealing in June that he “would like to try something new”.

However, no move has materialised to date, with Daniel Levy’s huge £130m valuation proving off-putting for several potential suitors – especially given that he only has one year left on his contract.

Now, AS claim that Tottenham have more than halved their asking price for the 27-year-old. Foreign clubs will have to pay £50m to sign him, with Real Madrid considering him as an alternative to Paul Pogba, whereas Premier League rivals will be asked for the slightly greater sum of £60m.

That figure has caught the attention of Manchester United, who have reportedly offered him a five-year contract on a salary similar to Pogba’s – a proposal he is giving genuine thought to despite their lack of Champions League football next season. Eriksen has been convinced that he would be a central part of the project at Old Trafford.

AS mention that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been discussing the idea of signing Eriksen for a long time. The United boss has a good relationship with Eriksen’s international manager, Åge Hareide, who is a fellow Norwegian.

Alongside United and Madrid, the list of interested parties for Eriksen includes Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, according to the Telegraph – who say that Spurs are expecting to receive cut-price bids from European clubs before their transfer deadline on 2nd September.

 

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