Tottenham step back from Christian Eriksen bid to focus on other signings
Tottenham backslide Christian Eriksen’s bid to focus on other signings as Danish stars mull over Manchester United’s offer as Everton, Brentford and West Ham roam
- Christian Eriksen, 30, expires at the end of this month at Brentford
- The Danish star has caught the attention of a host of Premier League clubs
- Manchester United are among those interested in signing Eriksen this summer
- The Spurs are believed to have pulled out of the race to focus on other additions
Tottenham have withdrawn from their bid for Christian Eriksen as they focus on other additions.
The Dane has offers from Manchester United, Everton, Leicester, Brentford, West Ham and Ajax.
New United boss Erik ten Hag has made Eriksen one of his top transfer targets and the club has offered the 30-year-old a contract, which the player is considering.
Christian Eriksen becomes a free agent on June 30 when his Brentford deal expires
New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is interested in bringing Eriksen to Old Trafford
The Times has reported Spurs have been out of touch with Eriksen’s camp for two weeks, and Brentford is also in the dark about the Dane’s future.
It was thought that Eriksen was keen to stay in London after six months on loan to Brentford. He also enjoyed a successful spell at Spurs between 2013 and 2020.
But Spurs – who have already signed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma – are now looking at other options, giving Ten Hag a boost in his hunt for the player.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte was also enthusiastic about signing Eriksen, but the club has withdrawn from a bid
Eriksen made a big impression for Brentford after he joined in January on a short-term contract after recovering from cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last year.
He scored once and provided four assists in 11 appearances and earned credit for the high standard of his performances.
Ten Hag was impressed by Eriksen when he trained at Ajax last season to build up his condition.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has tried to persuade Eriksen to stay at Brentford
Eriksen impressed when he was loaned out to Brentford, scoring once and making four more in 11 appearances
The Dutchman will still pursue a deal for his compatriot Frenkie de Jong, even if United win the race to sign Eriksen.
Barcelona and United remain apart in their appreciation of De Jong, who played at Ajax under Ten Hag and is seen as crucial for the reconstruction at Old Trafford.
United are coming under pressure from frustrated fans to make a transfer in the transfer window after seeing some of their rivals bolster with new additions.