Manchester United finally managed to secure their first notable transfer this summer. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League club will welcome veteran midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen will come to Old Trafford on a three-year deal. His arrival is expected to become official once the player undergoes a medical.
Eriksen spent the second part of the 2021-22 season with Brentford. He joined the London club after a six-month break that was caused by the cardiac arrest he suffered during UEFA Euro 2020. Despite his career previously being in danger of ending prematurely, the 30-year-old managed to put together a solid campaign that saw him score one goal and dish four assists. More importantly, he created the third-most chances among all Premier League players during that time span.
After it became clear that the heart issues are not an obstacle for Eriksen to play at a high level, several prominent clubs attempted to sign him this offseason, including Man Utd and Tottenham Hotspur. Brentford was also aggressive in their attempts to keep him around, but the player reportedly wanted to play in European competitions.
In the end, Christian Eriksen opted to go to Old Trafford, where he should have a chance to make an immediate impact. He should provide stability to United’s midfield and become a playmaker that the team lacked in previous years.
Eriksen previously played with Ajax, Spurs, and Inter Milan. He won three Dutch titles with Ajax and added a Seria A trophy with Inter. The veteran also has 115 appearances for Denmark’s national team.