Madrid, July 21: Christian Eriksen put some of Europe's biggest clubs on alert when he declared he would "like to try something new" and now it seems the Tottenham star could make a surprise move.
Initial speculation suggested that Real Madrid would make a move for the talented Spurs playmaker.
As the 2019-20 season draws ever closer, however, it could be that another Spanish giant – and neighbours of Real Madrid – steal a march in the quest to land the Denmark international.
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Atletico Madrid have enjoyed a productive transfer window – despite losing Antoine Griezmann, Rodri and Diego Godin – and could be set to swoop for Tottenham's Christian Eriksen.
The Dane has spent six seasons with the north London club but is ready for a new challenge and could join former team-mate Kieran Trippier in the Spanish capital.
AS reports that the two clubs have started discussions over a fee for the 27-year-old, with Spurs likely to demand in excess of €70million.
Eriksen offered a home in Madrid...but not at the Bernabéu
Spurs rep meets with Atleti CEO to discuss termshttps://t.co/GZt7cHH18m— AS English (@English_AS) July 20, 2019
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