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Atletico Madrid join list of suitors hoping to prise Christian Eriksen away on a free transfer

Christian Eriksen

The Denmark international is in the final year of his deal with the Premier League club and is free to agree a deal to leave ahead of the 2020/21 campaign in the New Year.

He said earlier in the summer that he was ready for “a new adventure” but failed to secure a move away from Spurs (opens in new tab) before transfer deadline day.

The Express (opens in new tab) reports that Atleti (opens in new tab) are among the clubs aiming to secure the services of the playmaker in January.

He is understood to have turned down an extension worth £200,000-per-week at Tottenham and favours a move to Atletico Madrid’s domestic rivals Barcelona (opens in new tab) or Real Madrid. (opens in new tab)

No offer has been made by either of the El Clasico giants but Inter Milan, (opens in new tab)Juventus (opens in new tab) and Manchester United (opens in new tab) are among the major European clubs to have expressed interest in a free transfer swoop.

Eriksen has featured in every Spurs game of the Premier League season so far and scored against Arsenal (opens in new tab) in their last fixture, a 2-2 draw at the Emirates.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.