Christian Eriksen has admitted that an exit from Tottenham is likely this summer as he “would like to try something new”.
Eriksen has been heavily linked with Real Madrid as he enters the final year of his contract at Spurs with a report at the beginning of May claiming Daniel Levy ‘is expected to demand a fee of up to €150m’ for the Dane.
“I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new,” Eriksen told Ekstra Bladet.
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham – I will not be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“I hope there will be a resolution during the summer. That’s the plan.
“In football you do not know when a resolution will happen. It can happen anytime. Everyone wants the best to it to happen as soon as possible, but in football takes things time.
“It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come (in with a transfer). Or I’ll have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.
“There are not many points that Tottenham cannot meet. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.”
On Real Madrid’s reported interest in him, Eriksen added: “It’s a step up. But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want Christian. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.
“It is hard. It depends on the possibilities. If nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay in Tottenham? If I then sign a new contract it will depend on the terms.”