Christian Eriksen breaks silence about his Tottenham future
Tottenham star Christian Eriksen believes that it could be time for a change in his career
Christian Eriksen has revealed that he is ready for a new chapter in his career after six seasons at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Denmark international finished as a Champions League runner up on Saturday night after Liverpool FC were 2-0 winners against Spurs.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed a sixth European crown for the Merseyside outfit despite Tottenham dominating possession.
Eriksen has blossomed into one of the north London side’s key players over the past six seasons following his move from Ajax in 2013.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a potential move to La Liga giants Real Madrid over the past couple of months as Zinedine Zidane looks to rebuild at The Bernabeu.
Reports on Wednesday suggested that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy informed his Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez that Eriksen wasn’t for sale.
However, the Danish playmaker has now appeared to open the door to a potential move after Eriksen hinted he’s ready for a change in his career.
“I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new,” Eriksen told Danish publication Ekstra Bladet.
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football, you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.
“Real Madrid is a step up but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian. And that they haven’t done as far as I know.
“It all depends on Daniel Levy and there has to be another club too. Or I will sit down myself at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself. There aren’t many boxes that Tottenham don’t tick so if I have to move away, it would have to be a step up.”
Eriksen netted 10 times in 50 games in all competitions last season to help Spurs secure a top-four finish and reach the Champions League final.
Tottenham are still waiting to win their first major trophy under current boss Mauricio Pochettino after the Argentinian replaced Tim Sherwood back in 2014.