After his contract at Brentford expired, the Denmark international has been heavily linked with a return to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
However, Tottenham have yet to follow through on their interest in signing Christian Eriksen on a free transfer this summer!
Spurs have been linked with a move for the 30-year-old Denmark international to return to the club, particularly after Antonio Conte stated throughout the season that he would want to see the midfielder back at Tottenham.
Eriksen’s comeback to football with Brentford has been a triumph, with a succession of strong displays less than a year after his cardiac attack during the Euros last year.
It is understood that Spurs were in communication with Eriksen’s camp about a potential return only a few weeks ago but have not followed up, with United, Everton, Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham, and Brentford also interested in the midfielder, as well as Ajax and one undisclosed La Liga club.
With his family situated in London, there had been some speculation that the Dane was keen to stay in the city, but that is not considered to be the case at this time, with so many choices available to the veteran Premier League midfielder.
Spurs had previously sought to re-sign the Dane, negotiating with Inter about a loan return when he was not regularly starting for the Italian club. However, he won Antonio Conte over and they won the Serie A title together, starting practically every match from February 2021 forward.
The Spurs manager has expressed a desire to bring Eriksen back to north London throughout the season.
However, the latest news from Tottenham appears to be downplaying the midfielder’s likely recovery.
Eriksen, who is presently on vacation after returning from international service, is said to be undecided about his future location, despite having several possibilities.
A move to United?
Man United have shown renewed interest in Eriksen following his success at Brentford this summer.
Erik ten Hag is keen to strengthen Manchester United’s midfield ahead of the new season, and with good cause. Last season, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, United gave up possession much too readily owing to poor positioning and sloppy passing, and this must continue under the Dutchman.
Many United fans have been pleading for the club to recruit a dedicated defensive midfielder for several seasons, but Ten Hag appears to be thinking otherwise!
Christian Eriksen is available on a free transfer after his contract at Brentford expired, and United are said to be intrigued.
Many United fans are happy with the possible signing of Eriksen, believing he would be a major upgrade on their current options!