KEY POINTS

  • Christian Eriksen is set to become a free agent at the end of June
  • Eriksen played for Brentford last season
  • Man Utd have made Eriksen one of their top targets this summer

Manchester United have reportedly submitted an offer for Christian Eriksen in the ongoing summer window.

Eriksen's short-term offer with Brentford will expire at the end of June and the Danish midfielder will be available as a free agent. Manchester United is hoping to use their new head coach Erik ten Hag's relationship with Eriksen to secure a deal, reported The Times.

It was earlier reported that Ten Hag had informed the Red Devils' board that he wanted to bolster the team's midfield ahead of the 2022-23 season. He has made Eriksen one of his priority signings, along with FC Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong. However, it will come down ultimately to Eriksen's decision on whether he wants to move to Old Trafford or not, according to Sky Sports.

However, The Guardian has claimed Eriksen prefers a move to his former club, Tottenham Hotspur, as the North London side is also interested in landing the former Inter Milan midfielder. Eriksen spent seven years at Tottenham before moving to Serie A in 2020. Eriksen was a part of the Spurs side that became runners-up in the 2018-19 Champions League. They had lost 1-0 to Liverpool FC in the final in Madrid.

In addition, Eriksen also played under Antonio Conte, Spurs' current boss, at Inter during their Serie A-winning campaign.

The report has further revealed that Manchester United are not panicking with Eriksen's current transfer situation as their focus right now is on De Jong. The Red Devils are preparing a new bid for the Dutchman as they want him to be a part of their pre-season tour.

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has signed for Premier League club Brentford
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has signed for Premier League club Brentford AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO

Meanwhile, Eriksen recently said that he'll take his time to make a decision on his future.

"There are many criteria and many different things inside such a decision. Sometimes it goes fast in football, other times a little slower. You are not in control of it yourself. I have to make the best decision and not rush anything through. My phone stays on, but I also know my agent well enough to know that he only calls if there’s something exciting," the player said.

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