Christian Eriksen has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer and lately, it has been rumoured that a transfer is becoming increasingly likely.
The 30-year-old is a free agent after signing a six-month deal with Brentford in January and his impressive comeback to football has left him with no shortage of offers as he weighs up his next move.
Earlier this week, it emerged that Eriksen had made a decision on his future, with the former Tottenham star accepting a three-year deal at Old Trafford.
A deal to sign Eriksen was not in place in time for him to travel with the squad to Thailand but there is optimism that a deal may be completed soon.
That’s according to ESPN, who say that United are confident of signing Eriksen despite comments from Brentford manager Thomas Frank suggesting that he had not given up hope of retaining their star man. Eriksen mind is, however, said to be made up as he looks set to become the first midfield reinforcement of the summer.
As per the report, Eriksen will undergo a medical shortly and could even join United on their pre-season tour. That would be by the time they’ve left Thailand for Australia, where they will face Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.
A host of senior departures in midfield has left Erik ten Hag short of options and strengthening that area is an urgent matter. It’s disappointing that no midfielders have been signed yet and the new United boss will hope that changes sooner rather than later.
United’s protracted pursuit of Frenkie de Jong has left the fanbase frustrated and Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation has done very little to ease minds.
Eriksen’s arrival, which is imminent at this point, would really boost spirits.