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Why Christian Eriksen's Transfer Admission Could Be Bad News For Ireland

Why Christian Eriksen's Transfer Admission Could Be Bad News For Ireland

Ireland face off against a familiar foe on Friday night when they travel to Copenhagen to take on Denmark and Christian Eriksen once more in what will be the nations' fifth meeting in less than two years.

Three of those four games have ended in goalless draws, with the one exception being the Eriksen masterclass which saw the Danes hammer Ireland 5-1 in Dublin on their way to the 2018 World Cup.

If you were hoping that the 27-year-old would be suffering a Champions League hangover for this weekend's Euro 2020 qualifier, we've got some bad news.

Eriksen has something more important than just making it to next summer's European Championships to play for this weekend after issuing a come-and-get-me plea to Real Madrid.

The midfielder has admitted that he wants to leave Spurs this summer in search of a new challenge, telling Danish publication Ekstra Bladet: "I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new.

"I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.

"I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That's the plan. In football you do not know when a clarification comes. It can happen anytime.

"Everyone wants it best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football takes things time... Real Madrid is a step up but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian and that they haven’t done as far as I know.

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“It all depends on Daniel Levy and there has to be another club too. Or I will sit down myself at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself. There aren’t many boxes that Tottenham don’t tick so if I have to move away, it would have to be a step up."

With that, Eriksen will be looking for a big performance to show Los Blancos why they should splash out the cash to sign him this summer.

And Irish fans know all too well that when Christian Eriksen wants a big performance, Christian Eriksen delivers. On his last trip to the Irish capital, the Dane bagged a hat-trick to send his country to the World Cup and break Irish hearts. At home, he could be even more dangerous.

He has made no secret in the past of his dislike for the Irish style of play and with him already batting his eyelashes at Real Madrid for a big-money move this summer, it's all gearing up for Eriksen to put in a big performance on Friday night.

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Kevin Beirne

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