Tottenham Hotspurs want to bag Ajax’s brilliant young player Frenkie De Jong as soon as possible as Real Madrid have launched as they know they might have to give up Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have already joined the race to sign De Jong and PSG are in pole position after telling Ajax they are ready to pay 67million pounds.
While Madrid are looking to sign De Jong as they want to revamp an ageing squad, Spurs have responded by contacting De Jong’s agent, Ali Dursun, and giving him guarantees that will match the current highest bid for his client.
Tottenham know they will have to spend bigger than ever before to replace the 26-year-old Danish international – with a move to their new 1billion pounds stadium looming and manager Mauricio Pochettino wanted by Manchester United.
Their current transfer record is the 42million pounds they paid Ajax for Davinson Sanchez in 2017. But Tottenham would bank more than 100million pounds from the sale of Eriksen, who has told his Monaco-based Dutch agent Martin Schoots that he will only leave Spurs to join a top club in Spain.
If De Jong signs with Tottenham, he will have the opportunity to play with former Ajax players Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.