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Christian Eriksen warned against making Real Madrid switch

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Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been warned against making the switch to Real Madrid by ex-Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda.

The 27-year-old dropped a bombshell back in June where he mentioned that he could look to ‘try something new’ after six years at Tottenham.

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The Danish international has entered the last year of his current deal with the club with many believing that it is the best time for Spurs to cash in on him.

Real Madrid is the likeliest destination for Eriksen should he decide to quit Tottenham in the summer.

However ex-Spurs man Pascal Chimbonda has warned Eriksen against making the switch to Real Madrid as there are guarantee’s that he’ll be a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane.

Pascal Chimbonda has warned Eriksen against making the switch to Real Madrid as there are guarantee's that he'll be a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane.
Pascal Chimbonda has warned Eriksen against making the switch to Real Madrid as there are guarantee’s that he’ll be a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane.

“It’s in Tottenham and Eriksen’s best interest for him to leave the club this summer,” Chimbonda told Sportingbet.

“Eriksen won’t play in Real Madrid’s first team, but it’s the price he will have to pay for trophies. Madrid have too many world class players in the form of Hazard, Modic and Kroos, who will all get ahead of him on the team sheet.

“Madrid is a massive club and there is no room for players to have an off day. If Eriksen has a dip in form, another player will be waiting to come in and take his place, which isn’t the case at Tottenham.

“It’s a massive step for him, but one he needs to take. He has shown he can single-handedly win games and I believe he would do the same at Madrid.”

Tottenham have reportedly identified Real Betis midfielder, Giovani Lo Celso as a potential replacement for Eriksen and Chimbonda feels that the Argentine is the ideal candidate should Eriksen’s move to Madrid come to fruition.

“Lo Celso would definitely be able to fill [Eriksen’s] shoes,” he added. “He’s a very clever player and can unlock defences with his passing ability, which is what Eriksen brought to the team.

“He improved massively when moving to Betis as he had better players around him and I think it would be the same if he moved to Tottenham.

“Having the likes of [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son and Lucas [Moura] in front of him will make him a real handful against any opposition.”

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