Christian Eriksen is finally a Manchester United player.
The Denmark international was available on a free transfer this summer and it was the Red Devils who won the race for his signature, beating his former club Brentford in the process.
Speaking to The Times about joining United, Eriksen revealed that he previously turned down the opportunity to sign for the club on several occasions.
He said: “When I was at Spurs, I spoke to every manager who’s been here at Man United to see what the situation was.
“So, it’s been on the books. Well, not on the books, but it’s been spoken about [for a while]. For me, then wasn’t the time to move. I was at Spurs for a long time and I wanted to try something abroad, so I went to Inter and ended up having a lovely time.
“But then obviously something happened in the summer and that changed the career path I had in mind, so I came back to England, to Brentford first of all. To be here [at United] is something I didn’t think could happen a year ago. I never thought it was going to happen.
“They [Tottenham] never really came with anything so it wasn’t really a thing for me to go back to Tottenham at the time and Man United were in very early on, very positive and I had good conversations with them.
“It was very positive from the first few phone calls already and the club felt like they wanted me, so it was on for a long time.”
It is now clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jose Mourinho and even Louis van Gaal were all interested in signing Eriksen for United.
Erik ten Hag has outdone all three by convincing Eriksen to join his new project at Old Trafford. The Dutchman believes the former Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan midfielder can provide the ammunition required for our attacking players.
Eriksen looked bright in his two appearances for United during pre-season.
We’ve no doubt he will be looking forward to scoring his goal in a red shirt!