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Journalist suggests Man Utd could sign Christian Eriksen for just £20m in January

Manchester United need reinforcements in January and the priority should be signing a creative midfielder.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relying upon Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira to create goals in the number 10 position, and each have proven they are not up to the standard required after extended runs in the team.

Lingard has failed to score or contributed a league assist in over a year, whereas Pereira has just one goal in 14 league starts in this campaign.

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A player United have been heavily linked with who could solve their creative issues is James Maddison. Sky Sports have reported Solskjaer’s interest in the Leicester midfield but it appears very unlikely he will be going anywhere this month.

Another player that has been mentioned as a possibility to move to Old Trafford is Tottenham star Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international is out of contract in the summer, so could be made available in a cut-price deal this month.

Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solekhol believes this is a deal United could complete.

“This is the interesting one because obviously he’s not signing a new contract at the moment at Spurs,” Solhekol said on Sky Sports News, as quoted by the Daily Express.

“Spurs could be tempted to sell him before his contract expires in the summer.

“Of course he is free to speak to foreign clubs at the moment.

“Clubs like Inter Milan, Barcelona, Juventus but I think if Manchester United really, really wanted him and they could convince him that it would be in his best interests to stay in England and move to Manchester United.

“I could perhaps see that one happening for something like £20m.”

The 27-year-old has proven himself in the Premier League over a number of years, but has made just nine appearances this term and looks set to leave North London. If United could get him for the £20m suggested, then it would be a fantastic piece of business.

But it appears Eriksen could in fact be destined for a move abroad. As reported by Sky Sports on Tuesday, Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the Serie A club’s interest in the midfielder.

 

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