Real Madrid are unlikely to sign Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen without first raising money from player sales, according to the Daily Mail.

The La Liga giants have already spent large amounts to bring in Eden Hazard from Chelsea and Luka Jovic from Frankfurt.

Eriksen has been linked with a move to Madrid after admitting he may seek a new challenge this summer, while the Spaniards are also said to be keen on Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

But the Mail claims neither player will move to Madrid unless the club can raise £135 million.

It is believed those funds will be difficult to raise as there are no offers on the table for Gareth Bale or James Rodriguez.

Zinedine Zidane will be unable to overhaul his squad properly unless those big earners are moved on so that Madrid avoid Financial Fair Play breaches.

Spurs fans will be excited by the prospect of the Londoners attempting to take Bale, Rodriguez or perhaps even Isco as part of any deal for Eriksen.

Doing so would allow Madrid to sign the Dane without having to raise the necessary funds, instead sending a player to Tottenham.

The wage demands of those big names are unlikely to be met by Spurs, but it’s an enticing prospect.



  1. reacquiring Bale or adding Rodriquez would destroy all the good work of the past 5 years. Isco plus 50 m might be interesting to look at but Bale plus 50M might get them Pogba from Man U. Bale would never fit at Spurs, but Woodward mightconsider it.

  2. Mr Ed has a track record of paying £500k a week for bench warmers past their best. At last an article that says it as it is; Real do not have a big enough credit line with the banks to make this happen.


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