Yep. The earliest reports (and i'm talking a couple of years ago or more) suggested Barca was where he really wanted to go one day.Then that became either of the 'Spanish Giants'. But i've never seen anything that suggested he was desperate to go anywhere else, it has always appeared like it was a choice of the two in Spain, or stay at Spurs - basically as simple as that.I think there's a big difference between wanting to go to Real Madrid and wanting to leave Tottenham.
Exactly, but it's more inflammatory to imply that we only value Eriksen at 75k (significantly lower than many of our other players). I'm sure there's a very juicy contract sat on Levy's desk that he could have signed months ago but that doesn't stir any shit so they won't mention it.If it was only more money then isn’t that what’s been on offer all season?
While i never felt a move away was more than 50/50 , purely due to the fact that neither Madrid or Barca seemed desperate to sign him, i always wanted him to stay and thought Poch would be desperate to keep him. However, the longer things go on i can't help wondering if the personnel changes and tactical shifts that Poch has obviously had to envisage for our team should Eriksen leave, are now becoming more attractive to him than the prospect of Eriksen actually staying ? In which case they'd be a bizarre situation of a player as good as Eriksen not wanted by any of the clubs he wants to play for !I'd say madrid are just stringing him along in case they miss out on Pogba. Keeping him unsettled which will be crap for us. I have a felling that if he doesn't go this season he'll go for free next year instead. Madrid obviously don't value him enough to push hard for him and are happy to wait 12 months. Sign him in January on a pre contract.
Well he's much better than Asensio for starters...My problem (if you can call it a problem) with Eriksen is, he is not quite as good as he and a lot of you think he is.
Anyone can have ambition with a clear path they want to follow, but a lot of times it just does not work out that way because of one thing or another.
I think Real Madrid know this and therefore he is not a priority for them as he is no better than Hazzard and say others like Ascenio who they have already have. Hence the indication of only a back up player in the squad.
In other words, his assessment of the player he think he is and their assessment of him are poles apart.
You dont mince you words do you! While I never rated him quite like some on here, but he did provide a vital role for us and I willed him (like all of our players) to do well every week.Eriksen wants Real but do they want him I am not sure they do.
In my younger days I wanted Bo Derek but for some reason it never came about.
My problem is that we could end up with a player that wanted out and the fans feel let down by his wanting out and not getting his wish and those same fans who have been OK with his hitting the first defender at almost every corner and him taking almost every free kick at Goal and only scoring once in three years will turn on him and we are left with damaged goods with not much sell on value.
He really is holding other transfers up because if he does move I'm sure our other targets will fall into place with his transfer cash available .
For me the whole thing stinks in fact he is stinking the place out and the quicker he moves the quicker the club can move on.
I await the abuse from the " Eriksen is one of the worlds best players " crew.and I know nothing about football.
The worlds best like Ronaldo/Hazard /Messi/ etc they step up when their team is in a crisis all I have ever seen from Eriksen in a crisis is him go missing in a crisis unless its against one of the lesser teams and then he is stellar.
These views have no correlation with him wanting out it is just something that I see as facts.
Ah you feel like a jilted ex lover.You dont mince you words do you! While I never rated him quite like some on here, but he did provide a vital role for us and I willed him (like all of our players) to do well every week.
What did it for me was the fact he doesnt want to play for us anymore and wants to move on. This indication that he only will consider Real Madrid (Before it was Barcelona) is him hedging his bets and using us as a last resort. If you are not 100% committed to us then you can go as far as I am concerned.
It makes me laugh when people are posting that they would be glad if he didnt get the move because he would stay. Its like still being happy to go out with a partner or spousel although you know she no longer fancies you but is only there for the convenience.
Fair comments but I think you missed my pointAh you feel like a jilted ex lover.
That's not what this is at all. It is work. It is business. He stays and signs a new contract he will contribute. Hazard did with chelsea. De gea did with utd. Hazard eventually left but was by far their best player last season.