Christian Eriksen is ready to decide where his future in club football lies following his sensational return to the game last season with Brentford.
Manchester United are plotting a resurgence in the upcoming season with new manager Erik ten Hag at the helm at Old Trafford, and have identified the Denmark midfielder as a key summer transfer target. However, Eriksen has established a firm bond with Brentford and their Danish manager Thomas Frank since joining the Bees on a six-month deal in January, and has been taking his time this summer to decide whether to lengthen that relationship or seek a step up and play European football.
Christian Eriksen Ready to Decide Club Future and Inform his Agent Where he Wants to Play Next Season
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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Eriksen now feels ready to communicate with his agent and come to a final decision as to where he wants to be playing his football with the 2022/23 season drawing closer.
The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder made an eye-catching return to the Premier League in the second half of last season, and dispelled any lingering doubt as to his ability to continue at the highest level following his collapse at last summer’s delayed Euro 2020 tournament by stringing together a sustained run of excellent form for Brentford.
Given Eriksen’s links to current Spurs manager Antonio Conte – the pair won Serie A together during thier time at Inter Milan – Tottenham emerged as a possible destination for the midfielder this summer, especially given Eriksen’s status as a fans’ favourite at the north London club.
However, it has since emerged that Spurs are now focused on other transfer targets in this window, meaning Eriksen’s future now appears to be the subject of a direct battle between Manchester United and Brentford.
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Manchester United are known to want to strengthen an already weak midfield area that has been made even more threadbare by the departures of Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba this summer – all on free transfers.
New manager ten Hag has turned his focus towards Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong as he looks to improve his side’s most-glaring area of weakness, and is known to be keen on adding Eriksen to his formula.
Playmaker Eriksen would add class and guile to Manchester United’s first-team squad, with the likes of first-choice duo Scott McTomninay and Fred both capable of working hard for their teammates without necessary being able to add much by way of genuine top-level quality to proceedings.
However, the very fact that Eriksen has needed so much time to decide whether Old Trafford represents the most attractive option for him as he ponders his next move – pre-season training is just around the corner for him wherever decides to go – has been used by many as an example to show just how deep the problems truly lie at Manchester United.
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