Manchester United will need to strengthen in the middle of the park this summer. It was already considered as an area of weakness for some time now. On top of that, the likes of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic will no longer be at the club next season, further reducing their options in midfield. As a result, the club cannot afford to repeat the mistake of last summer and not sign a midfielder.
The name of Frenkie de Jong has been doing the rounds for the past several weeks, as it is believed that the Red Devils want to reunite the Dutch midfielder with Erik ten Hag.
He is not the only midfielder who the club might be looking to sign though. Another player that they have been linked with for a while is Christian Eriksen, who is set to be available as a free agent this summer, as his short-term deal with Brentford is set to run out.
As reported by GIVEMESPORT, while speaking about the situation involving Eriksen and Manchester United, Fabrizio Romano said:
“With Christian Eriksen, they had a conversation, a direct discussion with his agent Martin Schoots a few days ago, they discussed about a potential contract, so it’s a possibility, but Tottenham and Brentford are also pushing for him to go next season.”
Manchester United have held talks for the brilliant midfielder
There were fears that Eriksen might never be capable of playing football again, after he suffered a medical scare at UEFA EURO 2020. He has proven himself once again since then though, after joining Brentford in January and impressing for The Bees. He has also been very good for the Denmark national team as well.
Naturally, clubs around Europe are once again interested in the former Inter Milan midfielder. There are other teams also in the running though, with one of them being another of his former clubs, Tottenham Hotspur. Remaining at Brentford has not been completely ruled out either.
Eriksen could be an excellent signing for Manchester United, if they are able to get a deal over the line. The Danish international has plenty of top level experience, is Premier League-proven and at 30 years of age, should have plenty of football left in the tank.
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