Report: Manchester United set to rival Spurs for Christian Eriksen this summer

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Manchester United are set to rival Tottenham Hotspur this summer in the race to sign Christian Eriksen, according to the Daily Star.

United confirmed the appointment of Ajax’s Erik ten Hag as their new head coach for next season earlier this week and the Dutchman has already earmarked Eriksen as one of the players he wants to bring to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag is reported to be optimistic about persuading Eriksen to make the move to the former Premier League champions and be part of the project to turn around their fortunes.

Eriksen spent time training with Ajax in January after continuing to step up his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered while on international duty with Denmark at Euro 2022.

The 30-year-old joined Brentford on a six-month deal before the January window closed and has caught the eye following his return to the Premier League, once again impressing after helping the Bees to nullify his former club Tottenham last night.

Eriksen proved to be a threat to Antonio Conte’s side with his pin-point set pieces and also drew a smart save from Hugo Lloris towards the end of the second half.

Fabrizio Romano claimed earlier this week that Tottenham are interested in bringing the playmaker back to north London, however, talks are yet to take place.

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It is hardly surprising that Eriksen is set to be a man in demand this summer given not only his impressive performances, but also the fact he could be available for nothing should he decide not to sign an extension at Brentford.

What Spurs do hold as an advantage over United is the fact that Eriksen is known to be happy in London and whether he would want to uproot his young family at this stage is not known.

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