It is understood that Christian Eriksen is deciding between joining Manchester United or staying at Brentford.
Both clubs made the attractive 30-year-old – but United’s bid is believed to be more financially lucrative.
Eriksen worked with Erik ten Hag when he trained with Ajax as part of his return to football after his horrific meltdown while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020. Joining again as part of United’s anticipated new era has its attractions.
But sources close to the midfielder, whose short-term contract with Brentford expires at the end of June, say he and his family have settled in London and have reservations about moving to the North West.
Eriksen also wants to start every match to ensure his place in the Danish World Cup squad later this year – his priority after losing the Euros to cardiac arrest in the first match.
He is unlikely to re-sign with Spurs, who plays mainly for two midfielders under Antonio Conte and has committed to both Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bisoma this year.
Eriksen’s comfort in London, that money is not his priority, and the strength of his relationships with the people at Brentford, which include a number of his teammates in Denmark and Danish coach Thomas Frank, put the club in a strong position.
However, they remain clueless about his future while on vacation given his options, with Eriksen and his agent Martin Schutz offering nothing even to his closest confidants in the game.
However, the bees should expect to be the first to know their decision, given those relationships and the platform they gave him to get back into the game.
Eriksen is in a head or a heart condition.
Sky Sports News correspondent Mark McAdam said:
“This is an important 24 hours in the future Christian Eriksen. It’s a great story where Eriksen decides two options. One is Manchester UnitedThe second is Brentford.
“It is strange to think that 10 years ago, United were challenging Premier League titles while Brentford in the Premier League was preparing for their first game of the season against Bury.
“They are now competing in the same market for the same player. Both offers are fair, respectful and decent.
“Eriksen is in a very difficult situation, considering the pros and cons of joining both clubs. He worked with Thomas Frank when he was young and had a hugely successful period there, keeping the team in the league.
“He was the beating heart of this midfield. Brentford fans were saying that without Eriksen they could have held back. That is how impressive he was at the end of last season.
“There is loyalty to the football club after everything that happened to it a year ago but then you have one of the biggest clubs in world football rebuilding its midfield.
“In Erik ten Hag, there is a good relationship as Ajax has allowed him to train with them during his recovery.”
Analysis: Why Manchester United want Eriksen
Sky Sports football journalist Ben Grounds:
“While the lure of playing for a team of Manchester United’s stature is boosted by the prospect of working alongside the man who helped him regain his fitness at Tin Hag, Eriksen will be equally drawn to prolonging his love affair with Brentford.
“There is no atmosphere and grace around the Dane, whose affinity with the club has enabled him to relaunch his career under fellow countryman Frank that will certainly pull him in the opposite direction.
Brentford was not in free fall prior to his arrival in January, but it is undeniable that his qualities in possession of the ball have removed any fear of ‘second half syndrome’. In the absence of injured Josh DaSilva, Eriksen has filled in more than a lack of creativity.
“His return to professional football was one of the campaign stories. And there was no looking back when he took to the field. Brentford had more wins (seven) in the 10 games he started than 28 games he didn’t. They start (six) and double their goal percentage.
“Eriksen has been ranked third in the division in terms of chances created and passed to the final third since his first start on March 5. Whether he stays or leaves, Brentford needs to find another player who can link defense and attack.
“When it comes to comparing the Premier League’s midfielders since his debut in March, Eriksen ranks well. After the departures of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba and the possible exit of Jesse Lingard, United must support this division. Getting Eriksen in every sense of the word feels Not thinking.”
De Jong and Martinez are among the list of goals. Wan Bissaka prepares to fight for the place
Manchester United continue talks with Barcelona over the signing of a midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The two clubs remain separate in their assessments, but United are still hopeful they can strike a deal and there is a growing belief that the player wants to come and reunite with Ten Hag – who worked with him at Ajax.
They will not overpay and have other goals. The feeling is that if United “push” into a deal, they will play for Barcelona in terms of fees.
In the meantime, Ajax center back Lisandro Martinez He is a player United are looking for.
He was a regular fixture under Ten Hag for the last three seasons at Ajax. It’s not currently a priority position, but with a possible departure, United are doing their due diligence in that area.
The club is also still interested in the Ajax winger Anthonyanother player Tin Hag knows and trusts.
Regarding the departure, talks are underway with Nottingham Forest about the goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
There is still no final agreement as United want an outright loan, while Forrest is pushing an option to buy next summer. There are also discussions about the portion of wages that each club will pay in the loan period.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka He is ready to fight for his place next season but is at the stage of his career where he wants regular first-team football.
A number of Premier League clubs are interested, but no official offers have been made.
United may consider suitable offers – but all sides are comfortable with the situation as he has two years left on his contract. The club has an option for another year.
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