Spurs must avoid another Bale saga as Eriksen reportedly reaches verbal agreement

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has reached a “verbal agreement” to join Real Madrid this summer, according to AS (via Sport Witness).

What’s the word?

Eriksen has long been linked with a move away from Spurs, with his current contract set to expire at the end of next season.

If a transfer is not agreed this summer, then, the club runs the risk of the Denmark international leaving for nothing at the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.

AS, though, claim that Real have made strides in their bid to extricate Eriksen from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.

He is said to have agreed terms with the Spanish club, with Real looking to once again sign a major Spurs star, having previously lured Luka Modric and Gareth Bale to the Santiago Bernabeu.

AS had previously reported that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wanted to receive €250million (£214m) from Real, but that figure is now said to stand at €150m (£129m).

Despite Eriksen’s apparent agreement to join the Spanish giants, Real still need to have a bid accepted by Tottenham before any move can go through.

Get the deal done

Spurs need to get this deal done as quickly as possible.

Eriksen has not enjoyed the most sparkling of seasons, enduring a number of peaks and troughs. His display against Ajax on Tuesday, in the first leg of Spurs’ Champions League semi-final, was prime evidence of this, as he repeatedly failed to impact the game in the final third.

Real’s interest, then, offers the perfect opportunity for Spurs to cash in and reinvest the money quickly.

We have been here before, of course, with the Bale saga lasting an entire summer; he eventually moved on transfer deadline day.

A repeat here is in nobody’s best interests and Spurs should look to get the Dane off the books as soon as the window opens, even if that means Levy accepting a slightly lower fee than the £129m quoted.

After all, it is in the club’s best interests.