Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has said he is ready to leave the club this summer and cited Real Madrid as a potential destination.
The Denmark international has been at Tottenham since 2013, but has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu. And, despite Spurs reaching the Champions League final for the first time, Eriksen said this would be the right time to leave.
“I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new,” the 27-year-old told Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet. “I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be a negative to stay.
“But I have also said I would like to try something new. I hope something will be decided this summer — that is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.”
The Bernabeu is considered his most likely destination, but Eriksen said there has not yet been any contact.
“Real Madrid are a step up but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian,” Eriksen added. “And that they haven’t done that as far as I know.
“It all depends on Daniel Levy and there has to be another club too. Or I will sit down myself at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself. There aren’t many boxes that Tottenham don’t tick so if I have to move away, it would have to be a step up.”