Tottenham star Christian Eriksen’s future rests on Barcelona and Real Madrid target Neymar
Transfer merry-go-rounds are part and parcel of a summer window and something Christian Eriksen has been heavily involved in.
The Tottenham star has made it clear, without upsetting the applecart, that his spell in north London is over.
The Dane is determined to try something new after six years with Tottenham and not a trophy to show for it.
His talents are befitting a trophy winning team, perhaps even a Champions League winning team.
And even though that sort of environment is where he pictures his next move, other pawns need to move before his future comes clear.
An exit from the Ligue 1 champions would potentially see them move for Paulo Dybala – who himself could’ve been Eriksen’s team-mate had wages and image rights not got in the way.
The Italian giants have already added Matthijs de Ligt for big money having splurged plenty of cash 12 months ago on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Madrid has long been Eriksen’s prime location and he has until September 2 before that dream closes off, for six months at least.
Los Blancos are one of Europe’s biggest spenders so far this summer and still harbours hopes of signing Neymar.
Tottenham know that £60m is the most they can demand for Eriksen given the proximity of his contract’s expiry.
Daniel Levy rarely allows players to leave for free, instead prepared to cut his losses where he can.
Eriksen is happy to ride it out and sign a pre-contract agreement with someone in January, but Levy would prefer to offload him before that.
The problem though is finding a suitor, as mad as it sounds, but Eriksen’s next move rests on, primarily, what happens with Neymar.