Christian Eriksen, a midfielder from Denmark, has in principle agreed to join Manchester United on a free transfer after rejecting them initially.
Last month, the 30-year-old’s brief tenure with Brentford came to an end.
It is thought that Eriksen, who has not yet had his medical, was debating between joining Thomas Frank’s team and joining United, but the allure of the latter swung his choice.
United have reportedly offered him a three-year contract as part of the deal. At the time of publishing this report, Christian Eriksen has reached a verbal agreement with the Premier League giants, according to David Ornstein.
As it stands, all that is left for the deal to be sealed is the player’s signature and medical. The proposed deal will keep him at United until June 2025.
The free agency Danish player has told the Red Devils that he wants to play at Old Trafford in the upcoming campaign and is willing to sign a three-year contract with the organization but nothing official yet. However, every aspect of the deal is expected to be completed within days.
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After having a heart collapse on the field at Euro 2020 last summer, Eriksen played 11 games for Brentford in the second half of the previous season, scoring one goal and providing four assists.
Eriksen and Brentford had “constructive negotiations” towards the end of last month in an effort to persuade the playmaker to return to west London.
But everything is now in place for the playmaker to join Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s first acquisition.
Eriksen spent seven years at top-six opponents Tottenham, where he had his finest Premier League run, scoring 69 goals and providing 90 assists.
Recall that recently, star striker Cristiano Ronaldo declared his intention to leave Old Trafford on Saturday, shocking the Red Devils.
The Portuguese forward missed his first day of preseason under Erik ten Hag on Monday owing to family obligations, and United accepted the justification for his absence despite concerns over his future.
Ronaldo, who has participated in the Champions League for 19 straight seasons, is eager to make it 20 and join a new team in the elite league in Europe.
The 37-year-old has grown impatient with Manchester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham for continuing to expand their rosters in preparation for the upcoming season while the Red Devils have been rather quiet in the transfer market thus far.
Meanwhile, Dutch left-back Tyrell Malacia is traveling to Manchester for a physical, delaying the club’s long-running chase of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.