This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
Christian Eriksen could be available for just £25m in the January transfer window, per The Athletic.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is said to have told his club that he will not be signing a new contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
Indeed, Eriksen pushed for a move in the summer, having admitted he wanted to try a new challenge following the Champions League final.
And The Athletic now reports that Spurs could look to cash in during the winter window as they risk losing him for free otherwise.
A fee of £25m is said to be deemed “reasonable” by industry sources, with the Denmark international currently earning £80,000-per-week in north London.
This is quite literally better than nothing.
Spurs can’t afford to lose Eriksen for nothing, as he would surely cost a fortune to replace, particularly if they went looking for a like-for-like alternative.
Instead, chairman Daniel Levy is better off banking this kind of fee and throwing it straight back into the transfer kitty for new boss Jose Mourinho.
While £25m might not get you very far in terms of buying an elite player, every little helps.
Of course, one can debate whether or not Spurs should have sold up in the summer and avoided this situation altogether but they are in it now and have to make the best of it.
To do that, they simply have to sell Eriksen in January.
Meanwhile, Spurs have a youngster who could become their next Eric Dier.