Real Madrid want to sign Christian Eriksen in January, but they’ll first have to get past Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy.

The Englishman is known for his tough negotiating and Los Blancos have had to deal with him before.

Their pursuits of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were made difficult by Levy, who took a hard line in talks with Florentino Perez.

Levy has been at Tottenham since 2001 and is the longest serving chairman in the Premier League.

Under his leadership, Spurs have become one of the top clubs in England, reached a Champions League final and built an impressive new stadium.

Levy is never easy to deal with, especially when you’re trying to buy players off him. He’s the reason why Real Madrid paid 100 million euros for Bale in 2013 and 40 million euros for Modric in 2012.

However, Levy and Tottenham aren’t in a good position in the Eriksen situation. The Dane’s contract runs out at the end of this season, leaving Spurs with the option to sell in January or lose him for free in the summer.

As MARCA understand, Real Madrid could offer 25 million euros for Eriksen during the January transfer window and we’ll have to wait and see if that’s enough to force Levy‘s strong hand.