Man Utd transfer news: Double update on Eriksen, Brobbey with club ‘confident’ of one deal but unsure on second move
Manchester United have been linked with both Christian Eriksen and Brian Brobbey recently and a report has provided an update on those two pursuits.
Eriksen spent last season at Brentford but is now a free agent after his contract in West London ran out. Manchester United became interested in mid June and have since sent the playmaker a contract offer.
The Red Devils are also keeping tabs on Brobbey’s situation. He is under consideration to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, with the 37-year-old striker pushing to leave in search of more major honours.
Erik ten Hag knows Brobbey well from his time at Ajax – just like almost every other Manchester United transfer target right now.
Brobbey is currently on the books of RB Leipzig. But he spent the second half of last season back on loan at Ajax and could re-join them permanently this summer.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United chiefs are expecting Brobbey to reject their advances and link up with Ajax.
However, there is more positive news when it comes to Eriksen. The MEN claim United are ‘confident’ about snatching Eriksen up on a free transfer.
Thomas Frank spoke about the attacking midfielder recently. The Bees boss is ‘optimistic’ about Eriksen returning to Brentford, even though he knows other clubs want him.
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However, United officials have reportedly dismissed these claims and believe they are the best placed club to sign Eriksen.
The Red Devils got their summer transfers up and running recently by signing Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord. The 22-year-old left-back cost United around £14.4m, as per The Guardian.
United want Eriksen, Frenkie de Jong and Lisandro Martinez to follow him to Old Trafford. But the order of these moves is unclear due to interest from other teams and Barcelona’s firm stance on De Jong.
Eriksen joining United would see the 30-year-old complete a dramatic turnaround. After collapsing at Euro 2020, it was unclear if he would ever play football again.
Christian Eriksen is a solid signing for Man United
Christian Eriksen has agreed a move to Manchester United, but they still need several other players in this window.
Following his release by Inter Milan – due to rules surrounding internal defibrillators – Eriksen was given a chance at Brentford.
The former Tottenham star had a great campaign at the Community Stadium. He gave Brentford a new kind of threat and got the best out of striker Ivan Toney.
Eriksen could now play at one of Europe’s biggest clubs next season, with United aiming to beat Brentford and Spurs to his signature.
Meanwhile, United have found their new backup keeper and are getting closer to agreeing a deal for him.