Tottenham playmaker, Christian Eriksen, has admitted he is ready for a new challenge amid links to Real Madrid growing strong.

The 27-year-old, who has been at Spurs since 2013, has one year to run on his current contract.

Eriksen is now ready to leave the club and has hinted that Real Madrid could be his next destination.

“I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new.

“I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.

“I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football, you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.”

Eriksen has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, who are looking to add marquee signings this summer for Zinedine Zidane, after a disappointing season.

“Real Madrid is a step up but then it would take Real Madrid picking up the phone and making contact with Tottenham and say that they want Christian.

“And that they haven’t done as far as I know,” Eriksen added.