Tottenham Hotspur could cash in on Christian Eriksen this summer with Manchester United still keen on securing the services of the playmaker.
According to Daily Mail, Manchester United are monitoring the situation of Christian Eriksen. The Danish international is facing an uncertain future at Tottenham, with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid also keeping tabs. His current contract at Tottenham expires at the end of next season. As a result, the Lilywhites are considering selling the playmaker for a fee of £70 million.
The potential sale of Eriksen will finally help resolve a key issue regarding one of their best players. But most importantly, it will allow them to fund moves for Mauricio Pochettino’s remaining transfer targets this summer. They have already roped in Tanguy Ndombele for a record fee, and the reports claim Giovani Lo Celso is a prime target.
The Argentine international can be considered as a potential replacement for Eriksen. His work ethic and immense technical quality in midfield will also make Spurs more cohesive and efficient, at least in the middle third of the pitch.
As for Manchester United, they are in dire need of reinforcements in the creative department at the moment. Star midfielder Paul Pogba did enjoy a productive campaign last season. But, he has remained a subject of interest from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
The Frenchman’s departure from Old Trafford will leave a huge void in the United’s creative department, especially with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata struggling to play to their full potential. Eriksen, in that regard, would be an ideal player to revamp their attack. The Dane has vast experience in the Premier League and could settle in quickly at his new club.
His ability to craft chances, coupled with his proficiency from set-pieces will make Manchester United one of the most-feared attacking teams in the league. However, it remains to be seen whether Tottenham will want to sell their star player to one of their fiercest league rivals, especially when the Spanish trio are interested.
Real Madrid, in particular, are still keen on signing a new attack-minded midfielder, despite signing the likes of Eden Hazard and Rodrygo this summer. And while Barcelona are unlikely to make a move as they have already signed Frenkie de Jong, Atletico Madrid is another attractive suitor for Eriksen. However, it is doubtful whether he will succeed under the defence-oriented system of Diego Simeone.