Christian Eriksen has a pending move to Real Madrid in the summer, with the Dane yet to agree on new contract terms with Tottenham Hotspur.
Eriksen is believed to be one major piece in Zinedine Zidane’s proposed Galacticos for next season, along side Eden Hazard.
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson admits Spurs could be forced into selling, despite the attempt to convince the midfielder to stay. But warned Eriksen, a move to Madrid is a one time opportunity, and Real won’t come knocking twice.
“You would like to think there has been work going on behind the scenes, or there is work going on with his contract, because you can’t let a player of his quality go into the last year of his contract.
“If that happens, come January, as we know, he will be able to speak to European and other teams.
“There must be something amiss. They are obviously talking. Tottenham won’t want him to leave, at all. If they come to a point where negotiations have broken down, they may have to sell him and cash in while they can.
“A player like him, with his level of ability and his ambition, there will be no shortage of suitors within the top European teams.”
He added: “He will definitely want to play in the Champions League.
“When Real Madrid come knocking, they don’t come knocking twice. It’s a one-off chance for him to go.
“As Tottenham have proved in the past, they are willing to sell players and reinvest in the team. For him personally, it would be a huge move.
“With Spurs moving into the new stadium, Champions League football there, maybe it’s something he wants to be a part of. But the club, financially and on the pitch, have to match his ambition. That is why it is probably taking so long in contract negotiations with him.
“If they get to a point where they can’t agree a contract with him, there is going to have to be an executive business decision made where they cannot afford to let a player of his ability leave for a minimal fee or nothing. So they would have to sell him.”