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Real Madrid set to pursue Eriksen in major boost to Spurs

This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…

Real Madrid are set to pursue a deal to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur this summer after manager Zinedine Zidane grew frustrated with the club’s attempts to acquire Paul Pogba from Manchester United, per Bernabeu Digital.

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Real, the report claims, attempted to secure a deal for the France international but were told that they would have to pay over €150m (£134.2m), while Pogba is also wanted by former club Juventus.

As such, Zidane is said to have grown tired of pursuing the 26-year-old and has subsequently given the green light to a bid for Eriksen.

The Spurs star confirmed earlier this summer that he is keen to leave the club in this transfer window and Real have long been linked with a potential interest.

Now the Spanish giants are keen to seal a deal before the beginning of pre-season, on July 8th, with Eriksen already looking for a home in the Spanish capital and Spurs willing to negotiate.

The north London club, after all, are closing in on the signing of Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele, though they want €80m (£71.5m) for the Denmark international.

A major summer boost

Spurs need funds for the summer.

The club are already working on a deal to sign Ndombele and are also said to have targeted Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.

The latter has an £88m release clause in his contract, however, and an Estadio Deportivo report claims that the club may need to sell Eriksen to have any chance of affording him.

That Zidane has now seemingly given the go-ahead of Real to pursue a deal for the 27-year-old will be music to the ears of Mauricio Pochettino.

He needs to refresh his squad and, while Eriksen has been a key part of his plans in recent years, moving him on can only be a good thing if it means that the money is properly reinvested.

The signing of Lo Celso would almost certainly be proper reinvestment.

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