According to reports, Manchester United are now competing against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton to secure the signature of Christian Eriksen. Ten Hag wants to capitalise on the opportunity to sign Eriksen on a free transfer this summer.
The 30-year-old midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field while playing in the Euro 2020 for Denmark. The whole footballing world was shocked by the incident and was hoping for some good news. Thankfully, Eriksen recovered and returned to playing football. Erik Ten Hag allowed Eriksen to train with the Ajax squad and watched him return to full fitness.
The Danish midfielder made a return to the Premier League in January this season with Brentford and has impressed ever since. He featured 11 times for the Bees while netting the ball once and assisting 4 times. Moreover, Brentford have won 7 of the 10 games he has started in (stats via Transfermarkt).
Ten Hag is looking to rebuild the squad and wants to bolster multiple positions. The Red Devils will want to maximise their number of signings after a very poor 21/22 season and signing Eriksen on a free transfer will certainly be a steal for the club.
According to Mirror, Manchester United are keen on completing a swoop for Christian Eriksen. The report adds that Eriksen’s performances and desire under Brentford manager Thomas Frank have left have hugely impressed the United manager. The Dutchman believes that the Denmark international could help him in the rebuilding process at Old Trafford.
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The news has understandably excited the United fans. Eriksen has proven himself in the Premier League and still has the ability to replicate his success at Spurs with United. In addition, signing such a high profile player on a free transfer will help United to stretch their budget and get more players. The Dutch manager plans to sign six new players in the summer transfer window.
Why Christian Eriksen Could Be A Huge Success At Manchester United?
Tottenham Hotspur signed Eriksen from Ajax in 2013 for a bargain fee of £11million. He spent seven years in the Premier League before joining Inter Milan in 2020. The midfielder was part of the Inter squad that won the Serie A in the 20/21 season, their first Scudetto win in eleven years.
The Danish midfielder played a pivotal for Tottenham while playing under Mauricio Pochettino. He helped the North London side reach their first-ever Champions League Final but was unfortunate to not win the trophy. He has a reputation for pulling a rabbit out of the hat. Eriksen is known for his ability to produce moments of pure magic on the pitch. His long-range goal against Chelsea will forever remain a highlight of his career.
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Erik ten Hag is fond of technical players who have an eye for a killer pass. The 30-year-old fits directly into the profile and justifies the interest from several other big clubs. However, at United, he will be one of the key players and will be more involved in the rebuild. Eriksen will be complemented by United’s new recruits in the midfield and will also get help from playing alongside Bruno Fernandes.
Moreover, Eriksen has the desire to press, fall back and win the ball which seemed to be lacking in Paul Pogba, who is confirmed to leave Old Trafford this summer after the end of his contract. Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence inside the box will ease the pressure off the midfielders to some extent. With Christian Eriksen in the lineup, Manchester United can find the Portuguese more regularly and increase their chances of scoring a goal.
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