Christian Eriksen may be forced to reconsider his future after his dream move to Real Madrid fell through, according to reports.
The Mirror reports that Eriksen was so certain of an impending switch to Madrid that he had packed his bags ready for the move before the Champions League final, in which Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool.
However, the report states that Los Blancos’ move for Eden Hazard means that the creative midfielder is no longer on the Spanish side’s radar.
Real have already confirmed the signings of Hazard, Serbian striker Luka Jovic and defender Ferland Mendy this summer.
It now appears that Eriksen, 27, will have to reassess his options and the Mirror suggest the Dane is eyeing up a switch to either United or Italian champions Juventus who were recently taken over by Mauricio Sarri.
Eriksen recently came out expressing his desire to leave Tottenham this summer.
“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,” Eriksen said as quoted by the Mirror.
“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 time.”
However, Eriksen will not be let go on the cheap this summer and this report states that Daniel Levy will demand £100m for the attacking midfielder.
Eriksen would be a welcome addition at Old Trafford, but a deal seems unlikely given Spurs’ unwillingness to sell to a direct rival and United’s inefficiency at getting these big deals over the line.