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21st Jun 2022

Christian Eriksen becomes latest player to turn down Man United

Callum Boyle

Another day, another rejection for Man United

In what is becoming a familiar pattern this summer, one of Manchester United’s summer transfer targets has turned them down. This time, it’s Christian Eriksen.

United boss Erik ten Hag worked with Eriksen briefly as he trained at Ajax after making his first steps back into football following his cardiac arrest at the 2020 European Championships.

The Denmark international is technically a free agent after his six-month deal at Brentford ended at the end of the 21/22 season. And while the 30-year-old has received an offer to extend his contract, he is considering his options elsewhere.

Eriksen’s return to football saw him look back to his very best, putting several clubs on red alert. The midfielder is also keen to play Champions League football once again – something United obviously can’t offer.

But that hasn’t stopped them trying, however according to The Guardianthe midfielder has turned down United’s advances in favour of a return to Tottenham Hotspur.

Christian Eriksen Man United

Tottenham focused on other signings

Eriksen’s wishes don’t seem likely to be granted though. As reported by the Daily Mail, Tottenham have backed out of the race to bring the Denmark international back to north London.

Antonio Conte’s side have made three signings already this summer (Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic) but want to prioritise other positions ahead of bringing back Eriksen.

It is believed that the 30-year-old wants to remain in London, opening the possibility of him signing a new contract at Brentford and remaining under Thomas Frank’s guidance.

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