Report: Man Utd plot January move for Premier League playmaker

Manchester United will reportedly attempt to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in January.

That’s according to the Sun, who claim the failed move for the 27-year-old in the summer has not deterred manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from trying to sign him again.

It was believed Erisken had preferred a move to ‘dream club’ Real Madrid this summer, but a move never materialised which has given United the chance to go back in for him during the January window.

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The report claims the Reds were willing to pay £70m for the Denmark international this summer, a deal which Spurs were also keen on given the midfielder had only one-year left on his current deal at the club.

But with just six months until Eriksen’s contract runs out in January, the Reds would be able to sign him at a much cheaper price, but the concern is whether the attacking midfielder’s heart would be in a move to Old Trafford having already rejected us once.

However, United desperately need a creative option in midfield, and have only managed to score three goals in their last three Premier League games.

Jesse Lingard is currently occupying the attacking midfield role, but is providing no creative spark to provide chances for the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

If Solskjaer could somehow convince Eriksen to sign in January, United would be acquiring with a proven ability to unlock Premier League defences and contribute goals.

Eriksen’s future is certainly worth keeping an eye on in the coming months.

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