Manchester United ‘handed Christian Eriksen transfer blow’ as Denmark star ‘wants to stay in London’
Manchester United ‘handed Christian Eriksen a transfer punch’ as Denmark star ‘wants to stay in London’ with Spurs and Brentford also in the race for his signature
Manchester United have been reported to have received a transfer boost in their pursuit of Danish international Christian Eriksen.
The playmaker is available for a free transfer after his contract with Brentford expires on June 30.
New boss Erik ten Hag is keen to oversee a summer overhaul at Old Trafford ahead of his debut season, although no incoming deals have yet been agreed.
Christian Eriksen, 30, has sparked interest from Manchester United, Spurs and Brentford
The Red Devils reportedly made an offer to sign Eriksen on Tuesday, eager to bolster their midfield with creative options.
According to the athleticthe playmaker would prefer to stay in London next season and boost Spurs and Brentford in the race for his signature.
However, no reports have surfaced to suggest that Manchester United’s offer has been completely rejected so far.
The 30-year-old is said to have had ‘good conversations’ with Thomas Frank during a dinner meeting on Tuesday about a possible contract extension at Brentford.
The playmaker scored one and assisted four in 11 appearances for Brentford last campaign
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has admired Eriksen since their time together at Inter and has the draw of Champions League football at his disposal, unlike the Red Devils who finished sixth and Brentford who finished 13th last season.
Eriksen told Swedish outlet Viaplay: “I have several 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 nice it is, but I don’t have to.’