Tottenham will demand Real Madrid winger as part of Christian Eriksen deal – report

Tottenham want to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio in part-exchange for Christian Eriksen, say reports

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Tottenham Hotspur will demand Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio in part-exchange for Christian Eriksen this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun is reporting that the Lilywhites will ask the Spanish side to include the 23-year-old in any deal for Danish playmaker Eriksen to move to the Bernabeu this summer.

According to the same story, Real Madrid are prepared to offer £45m plus Dani Ceballos for the Denmark international.

But Spurs are said to want a more experienced player than Ceballos and have identified the Spanish attacking midfielder Asensio as their preferred target.

However, the deal could prove to be a difficult one, because according to the same story Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want to lose Asensio this summer and the Spanish side have already turned down an approach from Juventus.

According to the same story, if Real Madrid refuse to include Asensio as part of the deal, it could scupper Eriksen’s hopes of sealing a move to La Liga this summer.

Asensio was limited to just 19 starts in La Liga last season, but he scored one goal and made four assists in the top flight in a total of 30 appearances.

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