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Christian Eriksen transfer news: West Ham in running as Thomas Frank transfer agreement comes to light

Christian Eriksen, Brentford midfielder, during Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

West Ham are the latest club to throw their hat into the ring to sign Christian Eriksen, who has a transfer agreement with Brentford boss Thomas Frank.

The Denmark midfielder is available on a free transfer after his six-month deal with Brentford expired. The Bees are desperate to keep their talisman after he contributed one goal and four assists in 10 appearances.

Eriksen’s influence was a major factor in the Bees maintaining their Premier League status. And the London club have made a huge play to try and keep the 30-year-old.

Frank has always been hopeful of landing the player on a longer term deal and he has told AS, via the Manchester Evening News he has a verbal agreement with the player.

“I coached Eriksen in the youth ranks in Denmark,” Frank said.

“In October, my son called me: ‘Dad, why don’t you contact Christian? He has to play football again.’ I called Eriksen in December and asked him if he would consider playing football again at Brentford and he replied: ‘Funny thing is I thought of you too’.

“I never had any doubts that he would come back to a good level and now I hope we can retain him. I do not know [Eriksen to Brentford]. But I know we still have a chance and I hope he will make a decision in two weeks.

“The agreement is that he will call me and tell me what he wants to do. He hasn’t decided yet.”

But Eriksen does have other options, although a number of those avenues have closed leaving West Ham in the running.

Eriksen turns down Man Utd

The Daily Mail insists Eriksen “has offers” from Manchester United, Everton, Leicester, Brentford, West Ham and Ajax.

But Eriksen is understood to have rejected United in favour of a move to Tottenham or Brentford. That was the line emanating from The Guardian, but Spurs have removed themselves from the running.

The Times report Tottenham have had no contact with their former player for two weeks. Football.london also suggest Tottenham have gone cold on a move for the former Inter Milan star.

Instead they are looking at other targets, despite Antonio Conte saying he would welcome the return of Eriksen at the end of the season.

Whether Eriksen would prefer to stay in the capital is unclear. He did spend seven superb seasons there with Spurs from 2013 to 2020.

And if that is the case then West Ham seem like a preferable option and David Moyes’ men would surely have the edge over the likes of Everton and Leicester.

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