Manchester United transfer news and rumours

With Denmark international Christian Eriksen set to officially become a free agent in the coming days, the Red Devils are keen on making him one of the first signings of the Erik ten Hag era, according to The Athletic.

The 30-year-old had been somewhat outcast from elite-level football following his cardiac arrest at the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

After the incident, the midfielder was released by his then-club Inter Milan, but was fortunate enough to land on his feet when his compatriot, and Brentford manager, Thomas Frank took a chance on him and signed him on a short-term contract in January.

Eriksen’s impact for the Bees was immediate as the London side won seven of the 11 games the former Tottenham Hotspur man played in, the playmaker chipping in with a goal and four assists as the newly promoted team managed to stay up comfortably.

Understandably, Frank is eager to extend Eriksen’s stay at Brentford, but the player revealed in May that he had received quite a few offers and will be considering them all.

“I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision,” he told Viaplay.

“I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.”

Prior to signing for Brentford, Eriksen trained with Ajax Amsterdam, for whom Ten Hag was manager at the time.

While the Denmark international was getting back to full fitness with the Dutch side’s reserves, the coach will likely have been monitoring the central midfielder’s progression.

With Ten Hag now manager of United, he seems keen on revamping the side’s midfield, with reports also suggesting that his top transfer priority is to bring in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

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