Eriksen’s Real Madrid move could be off thanks to Valverde’s fine form

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’S dream Real Madrid move could be dashed by the form of Federico Valverde.The Uruguay midfielder has impressed since returning from his loan at Deportivo La Coruna.2 Real Madrid have a dilemma over whether to sign Christian Eriksen due to Federico Valverde’s formValverde, 21, is seen as the natural successor to Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric in the future.Eriksen, 27, could leave Spurs for £30million but the Spanish giants have a dilemma over Valverde.Los Blancos failed to land the Danish ace, 27, over the summer and do not want to risk missing out on him again.The Danish star had already made it clear he wanted a “new challenge”, but ultimately stayed in North London.Eriksen’s current contract at Tottenham expires at the end of the season, with foreign clubs able to negotiate a pre-contract to sign him on a free from January 1.Real Madrid were thought to be keen to pay £30m to bring him to the Bernabeu in January to avoid missing out on him in a bidding war, with Paris Saint-Germain also interested.2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearBut according to reports in Spain, Eriksen would rather wait until his deal runs out in June so he can leave for free and pick up a huge signing bonus.Madrid, meanwhile, may need to offload fringe players such as Isco to be able to afford Eriksen.But rather than fork out a massive fee and be forced into making rash sales, the form of Valverde may have seen Los Blancos’ interest cool.Mauricio Pochettino asked about the performances of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen after Champions League draw with Olympiacoslast_img read more