According to reports from the Telegraph, Manchester United are preparing an audacious move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but Spurs have failed to offload him.
Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, is keen to sell Eriksen to a foreign club than to a rival Premier League club, but with hardly two days left in the transfer window, they are in a real fix.
Spurs are reluctant to allow such a quality midfielder to leave for nothing when his contract expires next summer. And Manchester United are hoping to strike a deal before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
Tottenham fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction, and many feel it would be a huge mistake to offload him unless Spurs sign their major targets.
I swear to god if we sell to a premier league rival I will personally hunt down Levy
— Marcus?? (@Delecopter) August 5, 2019
Shut the door on your way out.
— Eric (@PrimeTobyV2) August 5, 2019
I would lose all respect if he joins them
— ً (@todddddthfc) August 5, 2019
Why would we strengthen teams challenging for our place ??♂️
— ⚪️ #backpoch (@pochspurs) August 5, 2019
If we lose him and don’t gain both Lo Celso and Fernandes, it’s a big big mistake.
— JAMES (@itsjorbell) August 5, 2019
Suicide that is
— Shaun Lewis (@ShaunLewis17) August 5, 2019
get the money. levy can stop being cheap. spend it on dylbala and lo celso. problem = solved
— daniel ross (@TheRealPlates) August 5, 2019
Spurs valued Eriksen at around £130m early in the summer, but they could sell him at half the price now.