Eriksen delaying Tottenham contract extension amidst Real Madrid interest

Tottenham Hotspur have tabled a new offer to Christian Eriksen but he is delaying putting pen-to-paper amidst interest from Real Madrid, according to Mundo Deportivo via SportWitness.

What’s the word?

Fans of Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham will be fearful that the imminent stadium move will hit the club with financial implications that may see key players allowed to leave, in a similar scenario to that which arch-rivals Arsenal encountered a decade ago.

Spurs are already seeing plenty of their stars linked with moves to huge clubs across Europe and have made a move to secure Christian Eriksen’s future in North London, but the player is delaying putting committing his future to them, according to Mundo Deportivo via SportWitness.

That is because the Dane’s agent is aware of the interest of Real Madrid, who are considering him as a successor to Luka Modric in the heart of their midfield.

Is this a concern?

The fact that Tottenham have offered Eriksen an extension, which the report says is as ‘important’ as the latest deal signed by Harry Kane, shows that they aren’t afraid to splash out to keep him, and they must offer him the same £200,000-a-week deal the England ace is reportedly on.

However, the worry is that the 26-year-old has not put pen-to-paper and it is also not known how long the offer has been on the table for Eriksen. If it was recently made, then there should not be too much concern – but there could be issues if the offer has been there for a while.

Approaching the prime years of his career, it is understandable that Eriksen would be considering a move to Real Madrid but Tottenham will encounter problems if he is to leave as the midfielder would prove to be extremely expensive to replace.