The Danish has waited for his time to sign a new agreement with the North London club
The Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, said he must trust Christian Eriksen "like his dog", among the interests reported by Real Madrid.
The director is stopping a new deal with the Spurs, although the club is willing to offer him £ 200,000 to £ 250,000 a week.
On Tuesday, talkSPORT reported that Los Blancos "made contact" with the Danish for a potential £ 100m move.
It seems Florentino Perez is looking for an important summer signature, and Chelsea's Eden Hazard is another option he could turn to.
"Christian is a very special person and you have to give him freedom, as in the field," said Pochettino, who regularly expresses himself with lyricism on his Rhodesian Ridgeback.
"You can not put it in a box, you have to give yourself freedom and trust him, like my dog in the park, I trust my dog, I say," Go, I trust you. "
"Christian is a very clever person and, of course, there will be a decision from him, from the club, from different sides and I hope he can be involved in the club in the long run. a fantastic player.
"I was in Copenhagen in the summer, I spent time with Jesus (Perez), my wife and Christian – very nice restaurant, we all hope that Christian is in agreement with the club for a long-term contract because he is a great player .
"But as I explained a few weeks ago, in football there are times, negotiations, different parties and how they feel." Of course, it is his right to wait, to sign this week or six months, to have different dreams and challenges.
"For me, it's not a point to discuss, he's engaged with us, he's playing so well, I'm so happy with him."
Pochettino and Spurs face United at the high altitude of Ole Gunner Solskjaer on Sunday.
The two teams enter the match in good shape, with both teams having won four of their last five league appearances.
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