Real Madrid Ready To Offer Player In Swap Deal For Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen is already a wanted man and with just 18 months left on his contract Spurs have to make a decision on his future. Real Madrid are hoping to sway them by offering a player.
Mauricio Pochettino might be having a very good time as Spurs manager as they attempt to keep themselves in the Premier League title race but things look like they could unravel with the mounting selection problems.
Spurs always knew they'd lose Son Hueng-min for a few weeks to the Asian Cup, and did well to keep him for as long as they did, but soon lost Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injuries.
The north London club have let Mousa Dembele leave for China whilst Lucas Moura also remains on the sidelines with an injury, leaving Pochettino short of players.
A bigger more long term issue is looming for the club currently occupying third place in the Premier League with Christian Eriksen's contract having just 18 months left to run on it.
The Dane has 'stalled' on signing a new deal, leaving the club with the possibility of losing him for free in the summer of 202.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have been heavily linked and, according to Spanish paper AS, Real are ready to offer James Rodriguez in order to lower the asking price.
Two weeks ago the paper reported that the Premier League side had placed a £225 million asking price on the former Ajax player.
That is likely to come down naturally due to his contract coming close to an end but the addition of James into the deal would bring it down further.
Arsenal had previously been linked with the Colombian as he was reportedly available for loan to the end of the season for just £3 million.
Rodriguez is still on loan at Bayern Munich, which was a two year temporary deal, but it's not yet known if he will stay at the Allianz Arena.
There are few players who could replace the creativity that Eriksen brings to Spurs but the former Monaco man is certainly up there as players who could fill the gap.
Daniel Levy and Spurs have a lot of work to do to keep hold of their big names, Eriksen and Pochettino especially.