Manchester United are keeping a close eye on Christian Eriksen at Brentford ahead of a possible summer onslaught.
Christian Eriksen, 30, signed a six-month contract with Brentford in January, after recovering from a heart attack at last summer’s European Championship to prove himself once again in the Premier League. The Dane played a crucial role in the Bees’ shock 4-1 win over west London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend, showing that he still has the ability to cut mustard at the highest level.
Along with Manchester United, Tottenham also watching The case of the 30-year-old. Antonio Conte, who signed Eriksen with Inter Milan, is now at the helm of Spurs, where the player has spent six and a half years and established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
However, Brentford boss Thomas Frank is still hoping to sign Eriksen on a contract extension, but the temptation to challenge the Cups again could be hard for the player to turn down.
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is widely expected to become Manchester United’s next permanent manager, with talks now at an advanced stage.
The Dutchman’s camp is scheduled to hold a second round of talks in London with Man United later this week. It is understood that Ten Hag is already making plans should he be hired by the Red Devils, and wants to bring Robin van Persie, who is currently taking his coaching badges and working with the under-16 team at Feyenoord Academy, to Old Trafford with him.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino also remains under the vacancy, but Ten Hag is Believes In order to get as much support as possible within the club.
If Tin Hag gets a job at Man United, Christian Eriksen could be a good fit for his system.
The contracts of the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard expired at the end of the season and both are expected to leave Old Trafford, while Donny van de Beek’s future at the club looks uncertain.
A player like Eriksen can make a huge difference at Man United, while filling the void would leave Pogba in the squad. The Dane is a very experienced player and will add creativity to the Red Devils attack. He can play in multiple roles across midfield and attack, and this flexibility combined with his vision, passing range and experience can benefit Man United a lot.
At 30, Eriksen still has a few years to go at the highest level. The Denmark international is back in force in professional football and his signature on a potential free transfer in the summer would make sense for Man United, who will be looking to rebuild under the new coach after another titleless season.
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