Manchester United have offered transfer target Christian Eriksen ‘a good package’ to join the club, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.
The Red Devils are keen to land the 30-year-old, who is available on a free transfer after his short-term contract with Brentford expired last month.
What’s the latest on Eriksen?
Eriksen’s return to football has been one of the feel-good stories of 2021/22 following his painful on-field cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 campaign last summer.
The playmaker was somehow close to reaching the peak of his powers again after Brentford handed him a six-month deal in January, registering one goal and four assists in 11 Premier League appearances.
And Eriksen’s impressive performances for the west London side have sparked a race to sign him, with Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Newcastle United all credited with interest.
However, Sky Sports recently revealed the experienced star is set to choose between Manchester United and Brentford as he considers his next move.
Eriksen spent three-and-a-half years at Dutch giants Ajax early in his career and new United boss Erik ten Hag appears to be targeting players who have played for the club before and know their style of play.
What did Bridge say about Eriksen?
Bridge told GiveMeSport that the Old Trafford outfit had offered Eriksen “just under £300,000 a week” to join Ten Hag’s revolution.
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He told GMS: “Manchester United offered him a good package, just under £300,000 a week I think.
“So does he want to stay in London?” Where does he want to play for Erik ten Hag and some former Ajax teammates? I mean, he would be a great recruit wherever he goes.
Would Eriksen be a good recruit?
Eriksen established himself as one of Europe’s best attacking midfielders before his cardiac arrest, registering 109 goals and 158 assists in 528 senior club appearances.
And the Denmark international has shown he is capable of reaching those levels once again in a Brentford shirt, with Thomas Frank calling him ‘world class’ before delivering impressive underlying numbers.
According to FBref, it ranked in the 99e percentile for expected assists and shot creation actions, the 97e for the total number of shots, 93rd for progressive passes and 85e for expected non-penalty goals against positional peers over the past year.
Given his age, it’s debatable whether Eriksen fits the profile of player Ten Hag should be targeting, but on a free transfer, he may be a risk-free signing that United feel they can’t afford to miss out on.
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