Manchester United to sign Christian Eriksen for £100m?


Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign £100m Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen after his dream transfer to Real Madrid fell through.

Manchester United are preparing to make a bid for Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen after his move to Real Madrid broke down.

Madrid were in the market for a star forward as they finally looked to fill the massive hole in their squad after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last summer.

Zinedine Zidane was interested in signing Eriksen this summer, but the La Liga side secured Eden Hazard from Chelsea instead – who was the manager’s first choice to replace Ronaldo.

Eriksen had his heart set on Madrid but is still eager to leave Tottenham after the deal fell through, and he would reportedly consider a move to a Premier League rival.

According to Mirror Online, United have been monitoring the playmaker’s situation at Tottenham this summer and are looking to put forward a bid to sign him.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would prefer to sell Eriksen to a side outside the Premier League but would let him join a rival English club – so long as they fork out £100m for the 27-year-old.

United are willing to meet this asking price, as they expect Paul Pogba to join Real this summer after the midfielder made comments in the media recently about wanting a new challenge in his career.

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Should the France international leave for Madrid, United are sure to receive a hefty fee in return, which would cover Tottenham’s huge asking price for Eriksen, making him an ideal replacement.

The Denmark international scored eight goals and registered 12 assists in the Premier League last season and helped Spurs to a 4th place finish, securing them a place in the Champions League next season.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, will play in the Europa League next season after a disappointing end to the 2018-19 campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which saw them finish in 6th place.

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Nevertheless, United could still draw Eriksen despite playing in Europe’s second-tier tournament as they would be willing to almost double his wages at Old Trafford.