Report: Christian Eriksen to stay at Manchester United despite interest

The Dane has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent days.
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Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen will remain at the club until the end of the season, according to reports.

The Dane has appeared as a target for Turkish side Galatasaray in recent days, who also have another former Red Devil in their ranks since Wilfred Zaha moved there last summer.

Eriksen’s influence on the team has waned this season, with the introduction of Kobbie Mainoo being a big factor for his sparing role this campaign. The former Spurs man has often struggled with the intensity of games and especially the defensive work that comes.

The reports emerging from Sky Sports have claimed that Eriksen is happy to spend the rest of the campaign at Old Trafford, as he is focused on finishing the season under Erik Ten Hag.

Galatasaray’s original target had been Celtic’s Matt O’Riley, however the chances of landing him are highly slim. Atletico Madrid could not land him, so the Turkish side being able to pay a fee higher than one the La Liga side offered is unlikely. As a result, their attention has turned to a veteran in Eriksen.

The midfielder signed a 3 year contract with United when he signed on a free in Ten Hag’s first summer as United manager. His deal ends in June 2025, so it could be quite possible that United could cash in on Eriksen in the summer if the Turkish side - or any other clubs - would be interested in a player who is deemed as part of squad depth rather than the important starting role he initially had in his first season.

Red Devil Armada’s verdict:

Eriksen could very well be part of the summer clearout under INEOS management. There are rumours circulating that players on the bigger side of wages are at the risk of being offloaded to potential suitors. All things considered, this may end up being the final few months of Eriksen’s tenure at Old Taprafford before a reformation begins.