Erik­sen exit could bring in De Jong

Sunday Express - - LETTERS - By Si­mon Mul­lock

TOT­TEN­HAM have en­tered the race to sign Ajax’s bril­liant young mid­fielder Frenkie De Jong – as Real Madrid pre­pare to launch a £100mil­lion bid for Chris­tian Erik­sen.

De Jong will be sold to the high­est bid­der at the end of the sea­son – and Paris St-Ger­main are in pole po­si­tion after telling Ajax they will pay £67m.

But Real have made Erik­sen a top sum­mer tar­get as they look to re­vamp an age­ing Bern­abeu squad.

Spurs have re­sponded by con­tact­ing De Jong’s agent, Ali Dur­sun, to give him guar­an­tees they will match the cur­rent high­est bid for his 21-year-old client.

Spurs will have to spend big­ger than ever to re­place Erik­sen (above) – but they would bank £100m-plus from the sale of the 26-year-old.

De Jong looked set for Manch­ester City last year, only for the cham­pi­ons to re­quest the deal be put on ice.

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