Manchester United boss ten Hag 'interested in signing Eriksen'

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag ‘has turned his attention to signing Christian Eriksen on a free transfer’ as an alternative to Frenkie de Jong… with the Dutchman ‘impressed by the Dane’s desire’ after he trained with Ajax this year

  • Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Christian Eriksen on a free transfer
  • Eriksen is seen as an alternative option if United don’t sign Frenkie de Jong 
  • Ten Hag was impressed with Eriksen when he trained with Ajax earlier this year 
  • 30-year-old is set to become a free agent with his Brentford contract expiring 

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Christian Eriksen on a free transfer this summer.

Eriksen’s short-term contract at Brentford expires at the end of this month and ten Hag is eager to bolster his squad. 

The Dutchman could make as many as six major signings as he looks to drastically improve United’s fortunes, and he has been hugely impressed by the impact that Eriksen has made at Brentford. 

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Christian Eriksen

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is one of United’s key targets but Eriksen is an alternative option if that deal fails to materialise.

Although Barcelona would be willing to sell him for around £70million, de Jong is not entirely convinced about heading to Old Trafford.

United are far from the only club interested in Eriksen, with Everton and his former employers Tottenham also considering a deal.

Eriksen’s desire impressed ten Hag when he trained with Ajax before signing for Brentford

United have identified Eriksen as an alternative option if they cannot sign Frenkie de Jong

Eriksen scored once and provided four assists in eleven Premier League appearances after joining Brentford in January. It was his first involvement in competitive football since his cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last year.

Ten Hag monitored Eriksen’s progress when he allowed the midfielder to train with Ajax while he was building up his sharpness. During that time ten Hag was impressed with Eriksen’s desire.

Eriksen trained with Ajax in January before he completed his move to Brentford

Eriksen joined Ajax as a youngster and played for the Dutch club at senior level between 2010 and 2013 before joining Tottenham, where he earned much praise for his performances. He remained at the north London club until January 2020, when he signed for Inter Milan.

United are in need of extra additions in terms of quality but also in numbers, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic all leaving with their contracts set to expire.

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