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Atletico Madrid enter the race to sign Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen

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Christian Eriksen looks on during Spurs' Champions League final defeat to Liverpool
Christian Eriksen is keen to leave Spurs this summer (Picture: Getty)

Atletico Madrid have emerged as a possible destination for unsettled Tottenham star Christian Eriksen this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

The 27-year-old outlined his intention to leave Spurs following six years with the club last month when he said he was keen to try something new amid reported interest in him from Real Madrid.

Spurs are keen to hang onto Eriksen such is his importance to Mauricio Pochettinos side, however, their position has been compromised due to the Dane having just one year left on his contract.

Real Madrid have been considered the front-runners for Eriksens signature for some time with Juventus also rumoured to be suitors, but it now looks as though Atletico could move ahead of them in the race to buy him.

Joao Felix holds an Atletico Madrid shirt at his presentation
Atletico Madrid paid £113m to sign 19-year-old forward Joao Felix from Benfica (Picture: Getty)

Atletico Madrid are in the midst of a major rebuilding project having lost a number of key players including Antoine Griezmann, Rodri, Diego Godin and Lucas Hernandez.

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Although Atletico have raised approximately £280m from player sales this summer, Diego Simeone has reinvested around £175m on Joao Felix, Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Hector Herrera and Renan Lodi.

Nevertheless, the Argentine is keen to add creativity to his midfield and sees Eriksen as the ideal candidate to improve his side further.

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