Manchester United ‘make initial contact with Christian Eriksen’ ahead of potential free transfer as Erik ten Hag looks to sign Denmark international despite interest from Brentford and West Ham
- Manchester United have made initial contact with Christian Eriksen
- New United manager Erik ten Hag is a huge admirer of Eriksen’s qualities
- Ten Hag sees Frenkie de Jong and Eriksen as his ideal first two signings at United
- Eriksen is set to become a free agent when his Brentford contract expires
- Brentford are keen on re-signing Eriksen and West Ham are also interested
Manchester United have made initial contact with Christian Eriksen regarding a potential move this summer.
Eriksen is set to be available as a free agent when his Brentford contract expires at the end of this month, and new United manager Erik ten Hag is a big admirer of the Denmark international.
As reported by Sky Sports, United are keen to sign Eriksen, with Brentford and West Ham are also interested.
Manchester United have made initial contact with Christian Eriksen over a potential deal
New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is a big admirer of Eriksen’s ability
Other clubs who are tracking Eriksen include Leicester, his old club Ajax and an unknown Spanish team. Tottenham haven’t yet come back with an offer following talks that were held two weeks ago, although they have been focused on attempting to sign another striker.
After a dismal campaign in which United finished in sixth place in the Premier League, it is clear that an overhaul is needed at Old Trafford.
There has been a lack of transfer activity so far, but ten Hag is looking to add to his squad, with Eriksen one of his key targets along with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. De Jong and Eriksen both understand the way in which ten Hag wants his team to play.
Eriksen made a major impact for Brentford after he joined in January on a short-term contract having recovered from the cardiac arrest that he suffered while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last year.
Brentford are interested in re-signing Eriksen, while Tottenham are monitoring the situation
Eriksen made a major impact under Thomas Frank at Brentford with some impressive displays
In eleven Premier League appearances for Brentford Eriksen scored once and provided four assists, with many of his overall performances having been of a high standard.
Ten Hag was impressed by Eriksen when he trained with Ajax last season to build up his fitness.
The 30-year-old’s Premier League experience, the bulk of which came during his time at Tottenham, could prove to be extremely useful for United.
The Denmark international is set to become a free agent when his Brentford contract expires
United remain in talks with Barcelona for de Jong, who played under ten Hag at Ajax and is seen as pivotal to United’s rebuild.
There have been a host of departures from United this summer, with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata among those departing the club.