Manchester United on the Verge of Signing 30-Year-Old Free Agent as Second Summer Acquisition

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Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join Manchester United as a free agent, reports The Athletic’s David Ornstein. The Red Devils are on the verge of signing Tyrell Malacia as their first summer signing but could be close to confirming another one very soon.

Manchester United Get Christian Eriksen’s Approval Over Free Transfer

Red Devils Have Final Details to Fulfill to Finalize Deal

The Red Devils faced competition from Premier League clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford for Eriksen, but the Danish midfielder has decided to join them. He is prepared to accept their offer of a three-year contract and continue his career at Old Trafford after spending the second half of last season at Brentford.

United will now have to draft the necessary contracts needed to make the deal official. The 30-year-old midfielder will have to then undergo the necessary medical tests before signing the paperwork to complete his move to Erik ten Hag’s side.

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The Danish playmaker has communicated to the Old Trafford chiefs that he is ready to play for them next season. Eriksen is expected to be a major part of Erik ten Hag’s plans as he fits the criteria of midfielders wanted by the new United manager in his squad.

Eriksen’s Dream Return to Football Continues

The 30-year-old midfielder has endured a difficult last year or so because of what transpired at Euro 2020, in which he collapsed in Denmark’s opening group stage encounter against Finland. After that, Eriksen was fitted with a defibrillator in his heart which allowed him to resume his career.

Even though Inter Milan had to release him due to Serie A rules not allowing players with such devices to participate, Eriksen kept working hard and received a chance to revive his career at Brentford in January 2022.

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The Danish midfielder made 11 appearances for Thomas Frank’s side, scoring one goal and registering four assists, playing a major role to help steer them away from a relegation battle in the Premier League.

Eriksen is bound to bring tons of experience to United. He’s made 237 career appearances in the Premier League, scoring 52 goals and registering 71 assists for Spurs and Brentford combined. He is the complete package in midfield, boasting impressive creativity, set-piece prowess and calmness to move the ball around well.