Report: Man United considering January bid for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen

Manchester United are reportedly contemplating a move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window.

Goal reports that the Reds are aware that Spurs don’t want to let the Denmark international leave on a free next summer, so will be willing to listen to offers.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is lacking in creative options and Eriksen is a player of proven quality that would be a fantastic addition at Old Trafford.

However, a complication in the deal would surely be convincing Eriksen to move to Old Trafford, given the current state of affairs at the club.

It is believed the 27-year-old prefers a move to Real Madrid, which is why the Reds pulled out of a £70m move for him this summer.

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Real Madrid is understandably a challenge that appears more desirable given they are one of Europe’s elite sides and play Champions League football.

But as quoted by Goal, Los Blancos spent £300m this summer, a hugely significant outlay which may mean they are only prepared to sign Eriksen on a free next summer.

The winter transfer window may prove to be the realistic chance for United to sign Eriksen in a cut-price deal, as a host of top European clubs will be fighting for his signature if he is let go on a free.

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