Manchester United are keen on signing Denmark international star Christian Eriksen, according to The Daily Mail.
The representatives of the Dane are said to be hopeful that a deal can be agreed before Thursday’s deadline.
Sources close to the player have said that the 27-year-old is top of the list for Manchester United in the short time that remains in the transfer window.
The Daily Mail are also reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are close to agreeing on a deal to sign Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes.
Eriksen had hoped to move to Real Madrid; however, the club is more interested in Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek.
Eriksen would join the likes of Fernandes and Juventus star Paulo Dybala in attacking midfielders that have been linked with a move to the north-west. A deal for Dybala is said to have collapsed due to a number of reasons concerning the Argentina international, and Fernandes is not thought to be a target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United’s creative quality from midfield was shocking last season, with Pogba carrying the team. The Frenchman finished with the most goals and most assists from the whole squad, with the remaining midfielders all combining to score just 14 goals.
A move for Eriksen makes the world of sense, Manchester United suffered from a lack of creative quality in midfield, and the Denmark international would fix that.
Eriksen’s passing was outstanding, and he stood out above any midfielder or attacker at Old Trafford. The Dane averaged 2.1 passes per game in the Premier League last season, which was more than any other Manchester United player.
Those key passes were crucial as Eriksen ended up with 12 assists in England’s top flight, helping Tottenham Hotspur finish fourth, and qualify for the Champions League.
For a reasonable fee, he would be a no-brainer and would improve the quality of the attack drastically.
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