Manchester United ‘make an offer to sign Christian Eriksen’ on a free transfer as another option to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, with the Danish playmaker in demand just a year after cardiac arrest at Euro 2020
- Manchester United have reportedly made midfielder Christian Eriksen an offer
- Boss Erik ten Hag would like to sign the Danish international on a free transfer
- Ten Hag views Eriksen as an alternative to his primary target Frenkie de Jong
- Eriksen would like to play Champions League football but says it’s not essential
Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen during the summer transfer window.
Eriksen is available to sign on a free transfer when his contract at Brentford expires on June 30 and Erik ten Hag is said to be interested in his services.
The Dutch manager views his former Ajax player Frenkie de Jong as his primary target but would be happy to sign the 30-year-old as an alternative option.
Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen this summer
The Danish international suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last June but kickstarted his remarkable return to football with Brentford in January.
During his comeback campaign he scored a goal and registered four assists in 11 appearances to help keep the club in the top flight.
Manchester United were keeping tabs on Eriksen’s progress and were reportedly happy with what they had seen.
Ten Hag is eager to bolster his midfield ahead of the 2022-2023 season and would like to welcome Eriksen to Old Trafford on a free transfer, according to The Athletic.
New boss Erik ten Hag would reportedly like to sign Frenkie de Jong and Eriksen this summer
Having come back following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last June, Eriksen scored a goal and registered four assists in 11 appearances to help keep the club in the top flight
Eriksen previously said that he would like to play in the Champions League but United missed out on qualification last season.
Speaking to Viaplay, Eriksen said: ‘I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision.
‘I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.’
However, the Red Devils could ease Eriksen back into European football by giving him the chance to play regularly in the UEFA Europa League.
However, Spurs are also interested and a reunion with Antonio Conte could be on the cards
Manchester United will also have to fend off interest from other Premier League clubs as they pursue Eriksen.
Tottenham are said to be breathing down the neck of the Red Devils as they are eager to re-sign the Danish international.
Spurs also hold the upper hand having secured a place in the Champions League after pipping Arsenal at the post to claim fourth in the final week of the season.
Manager Antonio Conte has also worked with the midfielder at Inter Milan and is reportedly keen on a reunion in North London.