Christian Eriksen is the newest target for Manchester United this summer, with sources claiming the Red Devils have made an offer to the Denmark international.
Eriksen is a free agent, since his short-term deal with Brentford is set to expire at the end of this month. The 30-year-old has made an impression since returning to action at the start of the year, and he is unlikely to be short of offers this summer.
Eriksen has inspired Brentford to seven wins in 11 games since making his comeback from a cardiac episode during last summer’s European Championship. After being in a dangerous position before to his arrival, this helped the Bees secure another season in the Premier League.
Due to his excellent performances, the Bees are anxious to keep him next season, while a return to Tottenham has also been suggested. United have made their move, according to The Athletic, and have made an offer to sign the Dane.
It’s not the first time United has been connected with Eriksen, but with the midfielder available for free, they may have a stronger chance this time. He hasn’t ruled out the prospect of moving to a team that can’t provide him Champions League football, which is good news for United.
Eriksen told Viaplay earlier this year, “I have several offers and choices, which we are studying, and then we make a decision.”
“I’d like to play Champions League football once more.” I understand how enjoyable it is, but it isn’t necessary for me.”
United, of course, missed out on Champions League football next season after finishing sixth, and their inability to do so could cost them this summer in their pursuit of targets. However, given Eriksen’s comments that it isn’t the end-all, they should be strongly in the running for his signature if their rumored interest is confirmed.