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Christian Eriksen confirms he wants to leave Tottenham this summer



Christian Eriksen has confirmed he wants to leave Tottenham this summer ‘to try something new.’

Playmaker Eriksen had put talk about his future to one side to focus on Spurs’s finish to the season, which ended with Saturday’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.
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But he has now broken his silence ahead of Denmark’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Ireland on Friday and as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract.

He said: ‘I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new.

‘I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.’

As reported by Sportsmail in April, Madrid balked at Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s £130m price tag for Eriksen.

As they were reluctant to get drawn into protracted discussions with feared negotiator Levy they wanted Eriksen to push for a move to help bring the cost of a deal down.

And his admission that his preference is to sort out a move this summer will be noted by the big-spending Spanish giants.

Eriksen told Ekstra Bladet: ‘I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. In football, you do not know when a clarification comes. It can happen anytime. Everyone wants it best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football takes things of time. You can’t set a date yourself.

‘It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come.

‘There are not many points that Tottenham cannot meet. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.

‘But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want Christian. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.’

It is far from certain Eriksen will get his move to the Bernabeu, especially given Madrid’s interest in another central midfielder, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who will also require a big chunk of their budget to sign.

And Eriksen refused to rule out seeing out the final year of his contract or even signing a new deal if his ideal scenario of a transfer does not materialize.

He said: ‘It is hard. It depends on the possibilities. If nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay in Tottenham? I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. If I [will] then sign a new contract, [it] depends on the conditions.’

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