Report: Christian Eriksen snubs new contract offer

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Christian Eriksen has rejected the offer of a new contract with Brentford, having decided he wants to play his football elsewhere, according to the Northern Echo.

The report claims that Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are both leading the race for the playmaker, with the Premier League pair said to have held in-depth talks with Eriksen and his representatives.

Eriksen displayed some fine form in the Premier League last season after joining Brentford on a six-month contract in January.

The Dane scored once and laid on four assists in just 11 appearances for the Bees (TransferMarkt), contributing to Premier League survival for the West-London club.

The 30-year-old’s career revival is remarkable considering that he suffered a cardiac arrest whilst on Euro 2020 duty with Denmark last summer (Sky).

Fast-forward just over a year and Eriksen is being pursued by a number of Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United, Everton, Manchester United, and his former side, Spurs.

Both Everton and Newcastle are also interested in the player, however there is an understanding within both clubs that they are fighting an uphill battle by competing against Spurs and United.

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Personally, I think that bringing Eriksen back to the club on a free transfer is a no-brainer. He has shown that he can still excel in the Prem and he has the creative ability to unlock a stubborn defence, something that Spurs lacked at times last season.

With Steven Bergwijn looking likely to depart the club this summer (Mirror), seeing Eriksen back in N17 donning the number 23 would certainly be heartwarming.

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