Manchester United have made an approach to sign Christian Eriksen on a free transfer this summer.
According to The Athletic, Christian Eriksen has received a fresh contract offer from Manchester United. The Danish playmaker is set to become a free agent after as his contract at Brentford expires at the end of June. Although Brentford have been keen on retaining his services, Eriksen has kept his options open so far.
It has led to widespread interest from top Premier League clubs. Eriksen’s former club Tottenham Hotspur, for one, are among the clubs interested in his services whereas Newcastle United have been involved in the chase as well. It appears even Manchester United have now joined the race, offering Eriksen a contract offer to join Old Trafford.
After finishing sixth in the Premier League this past season, Manchester United are set for a rebuild under the leadership of the newly-appointed Erik ten Hag. The Dutchman has had to deal with the early exits of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard, with the latter being linked to a move to West Ham.
Although Manchester United have one of the best playmakers in Europe, in the form of Bruno Fernandes, coach ten Hag has expressed the desire to sign another creative midfielder this summer. The Red Devils have been linked with a move for a plethora of options across Europe including Gavi.
But Eriksen could be a lot more realistic target for the Premier League giants as they look to shore up their options in the creative department.
After joining Brentford in January, the Danish international has been successful in the Premier League. He was involved in five goals in eleven matches, notably helping the Bees retain their status in the top flight. His contributions for Brentford have earned him praises, especially considering the fact he had collapsed due to a heart condition a year ago.
Erik ten Hag knows Eriksen well, as the Dutchman had watched him closely when the playmaker had trained with Ajax to get back to fitness, earlier this year. He is now hoping for a reunion at Old Trafford this summer, although Manchester United’s pursuit of the Dane may only lead to a dead-end.
The report suggests Eriksen is keen on playing in the Champions League once again. It should hand Spurs a major advantage in the pursuit. With two months still remaining before the start of the new season, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Eriksen this summer.