Tottenham transfer updates
Transfer stories surrounding Tottenham are featured on the back pages of the Mirror and the Express on Sunday.
Both tabloids report the same rumour: Christian Eriksen may leave Spurs to join Real Madrid.
At the same time, it’s reported that Tottenham could turn to Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong if Eriksen leaves north London.
Christian Eriksen & Real Madrid
Tottenham fans may be forgiven for rolling their eyes.
Stories linking Christian Eriksen with a move to Real Madrid aren’t new.
Eriksen, 26, is out of contract at Tottenham in 2020 and it remains unclear whether the Dane will agree a new deal with the Lillywhites.
Whenever Eriksen has been quizzed about a possible new contract he’s offered vague updates.
For example, last week Eriksen told Danish paper BT the following:
I’m focused on playing football, there are many games to think about and which must be won.
It is not the first time that there have been rumours.
When the newspapers write something, it is not something we are in control of.
If there is nothing concrete, then I just comment on rumors.
I think people know what I want, and I know what they (Tottenham) would like.
There are good discussions ongoing so there is nothing there.
Those quotes from Eriksen failed to stop the Mirror reporting the following on Sunday:
Real Madrid (are prepared) to launch a £100 million bid for midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham’s Frenkie De Jong move
In the event that Eriksen joins Real Madrid, the Mirror think that Tottenham could sign Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong.
De Jong is just 21-years-old.
He’s already a regular for Ajax, while he’s also a Dutch international.
The likes of Barcelona and Man City have been rumoured to be chasing De Jong. But could Tottenham now make a move?
The Mirror report the following:
De Jong will be sold to the highest bidder at the end of this season.
Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position, after telling Ajax they will pay £67million.
De Jong looked to be out of their range when City and PSG entered the race for his signature, but chairman Daniel Levy has developed a strong working relationship with Ajax director of football Mark Overmars and knows the kind of financial commitment he will have to make.