Fabrizio Romano provides update on race for Eriksen – Four clubs interested

Christian Eriksen
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Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Brentford are not yet out of the running for Chrisitan Eriksen’s signature and Tottenham are locked in a four-way battle for the midfielder.

It was initially suggested that the race for Eriksen was between Brentford and Spurs, with the 30-year-old thought to be keen on remaining in London (Carsten Werge on Sky Sports).

However, this week, reports emerged that Manchester United had entered the race for the Danish international’s signature, having identified him as a potential alternative to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong (The Athletic).

ESPN subsequently claimed that Brentford were becoming resigned to missing out on the attacking midfielder amidst interest from Spurs and Man Utd.

However, Romano has now dismissed that claim, stating that the Bees are still waiting on Eriksen to respond to their contract offer.

The journalist revealed that Leicester City were also keen on snapping up the former Spurs man but added that the Foxes are pessimistic about their chances of doing so.

Romano told CaughtOffside: “A lot has been written about Christian Eriksen in the last few days, some of which is premature: the reality is that Eriksen’s agent has had discussions with four clubs.

“Leicester held talks with his representatives in April, while Manchester United and Tottenham have explored this possibility in the past two weeks, but there is still no final agreement.

“Eriksen is taking his time. The fourth club is Brentford, who have submitted a proposal, and who are awaiting an answer from the player. Contrary to what others have reported, my understanding is that he has not yet rejected a deal to stay at Brentford.

“His return to football has been a great story, and wouldn’t it be even more romantic if he stayed at the club who gave him his first chance to play again after that horrific moment at Euro 2020?

“For now, everyone is still waiting for feedback from Eriksen, but Leicester are more pessimistic despite Brendan Rodgers being a big fan of the Danish midfielder. Whether this ends up being good news for United, Spurs, or Brentford remains to be seen.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe that Spurs will be quite patient and wait for Eriksen to make a decision before turning their attention to other targets. An attacking midfielder is arguably not as much of a priority as a left centre-back or right wing-back, and the Dane is clearly the best option available this summer.

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