Manchester United and Real Madrid have had many memorable encounters over the years; more so off the pitch than on it. And reports suggest that the two European heavyweights are set to fight it out once more, albeit in the transfer market and over a Premier League star.
Spanish news outlet AS suggests that Real Madrid and Manchester United are looking to bring in Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen. However, if asked to pick between the two, the Dane would prefer a move to Spain rather than Manchester.
The reports further state that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could be tempted to sell their star midfielder for a big offer, rather than lose him on contract expiry one year later. The fee which is being touted is a reported €100 Million, which is ten times what Spurs paid for him in the first place.
Moreover, if given an option between his two suitors, both the player and the club are expected to go with Real Madrid. Tottenham’s relations with Manchester United have been strained since 2008, with Dimitar Berbatov being the last player to move between the two.
FOX Sports Asia Probability Rating: 3/5; With the end of his contract in sight, Eriksen’s future at Tottenham hangs in balance. Manchester United would have been the likelier option had Mauricio Pochettino taken over the club in the summer. However, those links were quashed when the Red Devils went with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instead.
If Real do come calling for the star Dane in the summer with an irresistible offer, Spurs could ship him to Spain.