Tottenham could lose Christian Eriksen for less than £50 million despite initially valuing him at £130 million, according to the Telegraph.
The Londoners are reportedly chasing Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso and Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, the plan being to sign one of them as Eriksen’s replacement before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
However, the Telegraph claims Spurs may then have to listen to offers below £50 million for Eriksen from foreign clubs, who will attempt to take advantage of the fact Tottenham have already signed a replacement.
The report suggests Real Madrid or Juventus could try to lowball Spurs by making bids way below Eriksen’s valuation, which was apparently £130 million earlier this summer.
Tottenham were always unlikely to get a fee that large, but they will be disappointed if they are unable to sell Eriksen for a relatively big price. Indeed, it looks like the early English transfer deadline could end up costing Spurs around £80 million.
While closing the transfer window early was originally painted as a positive, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy must be rueing his bad luck with the Eriksen situation.
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