Cape Town -
Manchester United are reportedly set to revive their interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen in January as they will be able to sign him for a
Trafford boss is a huge admirer of his fellow Scandinavian, who has run down his
contract and can quit north London next summer on a lucrative free transfer.
sounded out the 27-year-old playmaker earlier this year although the Dane told
them he had set his heart on a move to Real Madrid.
giants, however, failed to make their move and Eriksen's camp remains uncertain
as to whether officials at the Bernabeu have since cooled on their client.
understood intermediaries recently made the Red Devils aware Spurs are prepared
to accept a fee of around £8 million, rather than see the former Ajax starlet
leave them cashless by letting his final six months lapse.
Solskjaer is now ready to establish if Eriksen would be willing to reconsider
and make a shock switch to the Theatre of Dreams when the transfer window opens
in a fortnight.
previously made it clear to the player they could meet his salary demands of
£250 000-per-week, which would put him near the top of their salary scale.
know Eriksen is shortly able to discuss his options with clubs on the continent,
with Juventus also making the usual noises about procuring a top player for
next to nothing.
hoped the Denmark international might sign a new five-year deal following the
arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager last month.
though, has remained on the periphery and is unlikely to start Sunday’s home
derby clash against fierce rivals Chelsea, which would see the Lilywhites
leapfrog them into fourth with a win.
in the market for a creative midfielder and have been strongly linked to
Leicester City and England schemer James Maddison, who they know would set them
back the thick end of £70m to extricate from King Power Stadium.
chairman Daniel Levy fueled the Eriksen fire on Wednesday after admitting he
would not be scared to sell him to a fellow Premier League side.
- TeamTalk Media