Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur’s €300k per week target, Christian Eriksen, will decide his future in the coming days, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Danish midfielder has an offer on the table from Manchester United, Spurs, and Brentford.
Christian Eriksen told Viaplay, “I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision.” The Dane also revealed his ambition to play in Europe’s top competition again but quickly added it was not a necessity.
Manchester United and Tottenham Target Christian Eriksen Will Decide on Future Soon
The choice between Red or White, or Red and White
Christian Eriksen has enjoyed a successful six months at Brentford. No one thought we would see the Dane back on the pitch playing football, never mind so well.
The midfielder helped Brentford from a potential relegation scrap to a tidy 13th place finish, with the Bees winning 7 of the 11 games in which he featured. The West London side have a great link with Denmark and helped Eriksen restart his career, but a contract extension could be unlikely with such big clubs also vying for his signature.
The midfielder played 304 games for Tottenham before leaving in 202o for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan. Now at the helm in North London, Conte would like to reunite with his ex-colleague.
Spurs have been doing great business so far in 2022. January’s signings Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur helped Spurs get back to Champions League football and beat their greatest foe Arsenal to it. Conte is not waiting around to do business this summer either, already acquiring Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and most recently Yves Bissouma so far this window.
Christian Eriksen could make this Spurs side even stronger and give them more depth. Champions League football, which the other two can’t offer, could sway his decision.
Manchester United’s Need for Christian Eriksen
Manchester United are the third club seriously looking for the Dane’s signature. The Red Devils have prioritised the signing of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, in a deal that is taking its time, but seems likely to happen eventually.
More midfield cover in the form of Premier League-ready Christian Eriksen could be exactly what Erik ten Hag and co need to mount more of a challenge this year. It would be interesting to see whether the 30-year-old could challenge Bruno Fernandes and push the Portuguese midfielder back to his sparkling best.
On a free signing, Manchester United should be pulling out all the stops to acquire such a class player in Eriksen. Fans are starting to get restless over United’s lack of signings so far, with ex-interim manager Ralf Rangnick having stated that the Red Devils needed around 10 players this summer.
Only time will tell as to whether Ten Hag’s first transfer window at Old Trafford is successful, but with £120 million to spend the money afforded to him must be used wisely.