CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’S family have been spotted house-hunting in Madrid – fuelling speculation he could be on his way out of Tottenham.
Eriksen admitted at the end of last season that he was thinking about trying his luck at a new club next season, amid interest from Real Madrid.
So far this summer there has been nothing more than interest coming from the Spanish giants who are busy rebuilding their squad.
But now the Times report that member’s of Eriksen’s family are actively on the lookout for a property in the Spanish capital.
That will come as worrying news for Tottenham, for whom Eriksen, 27, has become an integral part of their team.
The London club value him at £100million – a huge figure given he only has one year left on his existing deal, but Real are expected to test them with an offer.
But with Manchester United and Juventus also circling, Mauricio Pochettino knows he faces a difficult task convincing the Denmark star to stay at Spurs.
The club are aware of his feelings about wanting to try a new challenge after six years in North London.
He said last month: “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, nor will it be negative.
“But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come in. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.
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“There are not many points that Tottenham cannot meet. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.
“But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want me. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.”
Real have already signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea