Christian Eriksen Agrees In Principle To Join Manchester United
Denmark international Christian Eriksen has agreed in principle to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer.
Christian Eriksen had offers from Manchester United and Brentford but has decided to join Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
Eriksen is thought to have considered returning to Thomas Frank’s side, but the allure of playing for Manchester United proved too strong.
United will now finalize a three-year contract for the 30-year-old, who spent the second half of last season at Brentford.
Eriksen could be United and new manager Erik ten Hag’s second summer signing, with Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia having a medical at Carrington ahead of his move.
After being released by Serie A club Inter Milan, the Dane returned to the English Premier League with Brentford in January.
He was forced to leave the Italian team after being fitted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. Players with ICDs are not permitted to play in Serie A.
The opportunity presented to Eriksen by Brentford manager and fellow Dane Frank, as well as his family’s enjoying living in London, is thought to have made the decision to join United difficult but has opted to join Man Utd.
Eriksen’s former club Tottenham Hotspur, for whom he played between 2013 and 2020, was interested in re-signing him but have since moved on to other targets.