Journalist reveals Man United are ‘playing down’ interest in Spurs-linked Eriksen

Christian Eriksen
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Miguel Delaney has claimed Manchester United are playing down their interest in Christian Eriksen despite having already been in contact with the Tottenham target. 

Eriksen is set to become a free agent at the end of this month when his short-term contract with Brentford expires. 

The Bees offered the 30-year-old fresh terms after being impressed with his displays in the second half of last season, but are reportedly becoming resigned to losing him this summer (ESPN). 

A number of sides in the Premier League have since shown an interest in moving in for Eriksen, with the Mirror naming Spurs and United as contenders to seal a free transfer. 

The latter, under the new guidance of Erik ten Hag, attempted to make their move to land the Denmark international this week by making an opening approach (The Athletic). 

However, Delaney has since revealed in his newsletter for the Independent that while both clubs are indeed linked with signing Eriksen, United are ‘playing down’ their interest having previously made contact with the midfielder. 

Eriksen had a big impact with Brentford on his return to football after he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last year. 

He helped Thomas Frank’s side win seven of the 10 games he started in the Premier League to help the west London outfit end the campaign in a comfortable mid-table position. 

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It seems like the race for Eriksen will be between Spurs and United this summer as he will likely be a snip at a free transfer having seen some of his performances last season. 

He clearly still has a lot of quality to offer any team so it is no wonder why the pair are interested, but at the end of the day it will come down to where he thinks is best for him in the next part of his career. 

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