Manchester United are reportedly taking an interest in Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer, with the Denmark international available on a free transfer.
What’s the word?
According to journalist Jacque Talbot, United and Newcastle are “interested” in signing the 30-year-old, while Brentford are keen to keep him in London after an impressive spell there last season.
The midfielder is yet to agree to a new deal with the Bees, having joined them on a six-month contract last season after his deal at Inter was terminated, with Serie A regulations meaning that he was unable to play with the cardiac device that was fitted in his chest after his cardiac arrest during Euro 2020.
However, Eriksen showed little sign of that slowing him down, as he registered one goal and four assists in 11 Premier League appearances for Thomas Frank’s side, averaging a superb 7.37 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
It is no surprise to see United taking an interest in the former Tottenham Hotspur man, therefore, as he could represent a superb option for Erik ten Hag next season, especially if he were to join on a free transfer.
Imagine him and Ronaldo
Despite missing the vast majority of last season, Paul Pogba finished the season as United’s top creator in the Premier League with nine assists, which demonstrates that ten Hag needs more creativity in his side next season if the Red Devils are to improve on a disastrous 2021/22 campaign.
Eriksen would certainly provide plenty of creativity, having registered 71 Premier League assists alongside his 52 goals in his career thus far, and his quality deliveries could certainly prove a problem for Premier League defences next season when you consider who United will have in the box.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most headed goals in this century and, even at 37, still possesses the movement and physicality to outwit most Premier League defenders, so he could benefit from Eriksen’s technical ability at United.
The Dane, who has previously been described as “unreal” and “outstanding“, represents an incredible, low-risk option for United given that he is available on a free.
Therefore, the Glazers should definitely do all they can to bring him to Old Trafford, as he could form a superb partnership with Ronaldo next season.