Don’t say we didn’t suggest signing Christian Eriksen could be a decent solution for Erik ten Hag in his first transfer window as Manchester United manager.
Stretty News columnist Shaun Connolly raised the argument over signing Eriksen a few weeks ago when it was clear that Juan Mata would not be signing a new contract at the club.
Eriksen, who proved he can still be a top player in the Premier League at Brentford this season, is available on a free transfer and he’d be an instant upgrade on Mata.
Ten Hag will need to maximise his budget because he doesn’t have an unlimited supply of money to spend on players this summer.
According to The Mirror, United have joined the race to sign the Dane following his impressive return to the top-flight.
EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United join Christian Eriksen fight with Erik ten Hag keen on free transfer
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 4, 2022
The 30-year-old was released by Inter Milan when he had to be fitted with an implantable cardiovascular defibrillator when he suffered a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 almost a year ago.
The report outlines how Ten Hag “got a close-up view” of Eriksen’s bid to rescue his career as Ajax allowed the midfielder to train with their first-team squad before he joined Brentford.
Simon Mullock writes: “Ten Hag was hugely impressed by the Dane’s desire – and his performances under Thomas Frank have strengthened his belief that Eriksen can help him rebuild at Old Trafford.”
The player’s desires are unknown as far as the reporter is concerned.
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I think it would be a shrewd bit of business but Eriksen has a number of suitors.
Hopefully United can emerge as frontrunners to sign the former Tottenham Hotspur star, but the report states that The Bees have offered to make Eriksen the club’s highest-paid player to stay.
There is also interest from Everton and it sounds like Antonio Conte would like to bring him back to Tottenham.