Man Utd given green light to plunder Tottenham for classy playmaker

Date published: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 10:43

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Man Utd could be set to solve their creativity problems after news emerged that the Red Devils’ hierarchy will reignite their interest for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen in January.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men currently sit tenth in the table having registered just two wins from their opening seven matches. Having notched just nine goals as a team (less than Burnley and West Ham), the final third is clearly where Utd’s problems currently lay.

Eriksen is currently in the final year of his contract in North London, and will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs come January 1.

The Dane’s desire to experiences pastures new was evident over the summer, with the 27-year-old making clear his ambition to link up with Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.

But with the French manager’s future uncertain owing to their less-than-stellar start to the campaign, a report via the Metro has revealed that Man Utd may look to strike if the turmoil at Madrid provides an opening.

The article states: ‘Eriksen was said to be ‘flattered’ by the interest shown in him from United last summer’, but the move never materialised as the interest from Old Trafford came too late into the window.

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The report continues: ‘United sense an opportunity in January and believe that they can agree a deal with Tottenham.’

Spurs are said to value Eriksen at the £70m mark, but due to his contract situation, a bid of around half that could be enough to tempt Daniel Levy into cashing in before his asset can leave for free next summer.


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