Christian Eriksen: Could Real Madrid sign Inter star?

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST 3 min read
Christian Eriksen: Could Real Madrid sign Inter star?

Less than a year after joining Inter, Christian Eriksen is poised to move again, with Real Madrid the latest club interested in him.

When the Denmark international playmaker escaped Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham for Serie A in January, it seemed a bright new dawn. Instead, he has suffered more of the same, frozen out of the starting XI and forced to feed off scraps of games thrown to him by Antonio Conte.

At 28 years old, he should be in the peak years of his career. He is currently spending them on the bench, having posted just a seven appearances across all competitions.

Eriksen’s lot is getting worse rather than better, too. He has failed to register a single minute of action in November, during which Inter have won one, drawn one and lost one.

If the sheer volume of matches between now and Christmas will offer him playing time, it is clear he is fighting a losing battle against head coach Antonio Conte’s ideas. The club have hinted he can leave.

Christian Eriksen snapshot:

STATISTICCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN
AGE28
CLUBInter
INTERNATIONAL TEAMDenmark
POSITIONAttacking midfield
STYLEAdvanced playmaker
CONTRACT EXPIRES2024
DENMARK APPS103
DENMARK GOALS36

Could he move to Real Madrid?

A report from CalcioMercato indicates that Real Madrid are ready to throw their lot in with the Dane. Indeed, they are willing to make a move for him when the January market opening on 4th January.

It is clear that Eriksen wants out of his current situation and Madrid could have an opening for him.

Isco wants out of the Bernabeu, with his father indicating that the Spain midfielder wants to try another league.

Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in the 28-year-old and the circumstances seem to have come together to make a deal possible.

They could fund the move by using any windfall from a potential Isco sale. Additionally, Inter may also be open to a loan deal that includes a purchase option.

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  • Who else has been linked with Eriksen?

    Tottenham had been favourites to land Eriksen before Madrid entered into the dance. Top of the Premier League table, they could look to reinforce their squad in January.

    Elsewhere in the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with a move. While the Gunners are actively seeking midfield creativity, it seems hard to conceive that Eriksen would move to Old Trafford given Bruno Fernandes’ presence and a need for United to strengthen other areas.

    PSG in France seem a legitimate possibility, while Dortmund have also been credited with an interest.

    There has been some suggestion that he could move to MLS or even the Chinese Super League. While these would be money-rich options, surely at 28 there is more he can achieve in Europe – and especially so if Madrid’s interest proves concrete.