Tottenham face pressure to sell Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid to ease debt of new stadium

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Tottenham consider selling playmaker Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid in order to ease debt of new stadium

  • Real Madrid are interested in signing Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen
  • Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may sanction sale to ease debt from new stadium
  • Eriksen’s agent previously played down the chances of a move to Spain 

Christian Eriksen may be sold to Real Madrid this summer as Tottenham consider measures to ease the debt burden accumulated by their new stadium, according to Diario AS.

The £1billion stadium was officially opened on April 6 and features a retractable pitch, with a sunken artificial pitch so it can host 2 NFL games each season. 

In May 2017 the club announced a five-year bank financing arrangement which includes a £400m bank facility, but would extend that by a further £237million in October 2018 to cover the spiralling costs of the new ground.

Christian Eriksen is one of a number of Tottenham players who may depart this summer

Christian Eriksen is one of a number of Tottenham players who may depart this summer

This comes with Pochettino already considering a drastic overhaul of his squad, with the likes of Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier among those potentially on their way out. 

Chairman Daniel Levy is aware that selling Eriksen – who is interesting both Real Madrid and Barcelona – would raise significant funds to lessen the financial burden. 

The Tottenham Hotspur stadium has a capacity of 62,062, making it the second largest club stadium in English football. 

Tottenham's stunning new ground cost almost £1billion to build and seats 62,062

Tottenham’s stunning new ground cost almost £1billion to build and seats 62,062

Since joining the club for just £11.5million from Ajax in 2013, Eriksen has become an integral part of Tottenham’s team.

Over his six seasons in north London, Eriksen has made 266 appearances and scored 64 goals during a consistently impressive tenure. 

He will play a key role for the club over the final weeks of the season as they attempt to seal a top-four place and overcome Ajax to reach the Champions League final. 

In March, Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots told El Mundo Deportivo: ‘I do not want to add to the speculation about Christian’s contract and his future in football, right now he is only focusing on playing,’

Club chairman Daniel Levy may sanction the sale of Eriksen to ease the club's debt

Club chairman Daniel Levy may sanction the sale of Eriksen to ease the club’s debt

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