Christian Eriksen has opened up on his future at Tottenham amid reports Real Madrid are interested in a summer move for the midfielder.
The Danish international is entering the final year of his contract at the club, and has so far failed to agree an extension, with speculation persisting that Real are keen on a deal to take the 27-year-old to Spain.
While reports have said that Daniel Levy has told Real Madrid that the Dane is not for sale, Eriksen himself has admitted that he is ready for a new challenge after six seasons in North London, though says he could opt to stay at Spurs should a transfer not materialise.
“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,” Eriksen told Ekstrabladet.
“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 things take time.
“It depends on Daniel Levy, And another club has to come. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. You can’t set a date yourself.
“There are not many points that Tottenham cannot meet. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.
“It’s a step up. But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want Christian. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.
“It is hard. It depends on the possibilities. If nothing pops up that is more exciting, why not stay in Tottenham? If I then sign a new contract, depends on the conditions.”