After some quite summers at Santiago Bernabéu offices, Florentino Pérez would need to work hard to get some of the best players in the market. Eden Hazard is the target number one and the Belgian has revealed several times his interests of moving to the Spanish capital but some other players should arrive. One important target will be the Tottenham Hotspur player Christian Eriksen.
Los Blancos asked for him in the past but the answer received by Daniel Levy, Spurs chairman, was a refusal. This summer the situation might change. Eriksen has contract until 2020, so this will be the last opportunity for this club to get some money from him, especially because the Danish player is refusing to extend his contract.
Together with Harry Kane, Eriksen is the most important player for Mauricio Pochettino’s project. He has played 20 games in the Premier League this season and his influence has been key to get into the Champions League positions in the last years. However, after five years in North London, the former Ajax player should be looking for new goals.
Eriksen and Eden Hazard could be a good fit for the future Real Madrid. According to the Spanish newspaper As, Los Blancos could pay between €56M and €84M, taking in consideration that his contract is about to expire. This would mean half of the price Barcelona paid for Phillippe Coutinho one year ago. Nevertheless, Levy is a very tough person to negotiate with, as Florentino knows with his experience with Gareth Bale or Luka Modric, so it won’t be easy to get him on board of the new project. Who knows if even his current manager, Pochettino, will be bossing him at Real Madrid in the next summer.
Meanwhile, some reports say that Los Blancos could include James Rodríguez in the deal. The Colombian player is not living a good moment with Nico Kovac at Bayern Munich and the German team should decide at the end of season whether to keep the player for €42M or let him go. In that case, Real Madrid would recover a top player for the midfield, but they can also trade with him as he’s still a wanted footballer in Europe.