Christian Eriksen, after an impressive run at Brentford, has reached a new agreement with Manchester United. Eriksen has verbally agreed to sign a three-year contract with the Red Devils.
Christian Eriksen had offers from Manchester United and Brentford on the table, but he has chosen to team up with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
After suffering a heart attack while competing for Denmark at Euro 2020, the player had to be put on an inevitable break.
Since he had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, he was prohibited from playing for Inter Milan under Serie A regulations.
After leaving Inter Milan, the Dane signed a short-term contract with Brentford and made his way back to the Premier League in January.
His performances have received a lot of attention given that he is currently a free agent.
The Bees had intended to keep him on staff, but he has agreed to a three-year contract at Old Trafford.
United has been looking to bolster its midfield and is currently writing a contract for Eriksen, who will also undergo medicals.
There shouldn’t be any problems, but considering the player’s past, all the boxes must still be checked.
Eriksen had previously shown his talent in the Premier League and was a tremendously influential character during his brief spell in west London.
He played for a considerable amount of time at Tottenham, contributing significantly to the team led by Mauricio Pochettino, which frequently finished in the top four and reached the Champions League final.
Erik ten Hag has had a difficult summer so far and is still trying to finalize the first signing of his time in Manchester.
Eriksen, along with players like Frenkie De Jong and Tyrell Malacia, have been among those most frequently mentioned in connection with a move to Old Trafford.
It is believed that the former Ajax midfielder was drawn to United by the opportunity to work with Ten Hag and be a part of the club’s new era under the Dutchman.
And despite Brentford wanting to keep him, he has informed United that he wants to play for them.
The Red Devils have lost a number of their midfield options in recent months after Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, and Jesse Lingard all left their respective teams after their contracts ended.
Thomas Frank, the manager of Brentford, had been upbeat about his chances of keeping Eriksen, but it now appears that he may have lost out.
“I’m confident there is a big chance he can wear a Brentford shirt,” he remarked back in May.
“I know I sound upbeat, but I also picked up the phone and asked him if he wanted to visit Brentford. Six months ago, nobody gave it any thought.
In my opinion, it’s a win-win situation for us. He contributed something to the fans while also assisting the team.
We assisted him in getting back to his football life. For Christian, everything works out well.
In two or three years, the supporters will erect a statue of him outside the stadium if he signs with us. If not, they will cheer him on as he advances to a higher level.”