Manchester United have reportedly identified Tottenham creative supremo as a potential replacement for wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba

According to a report by The Sun, Christian Eriksen has been left in a limbo with Real Madrid viewing Donny van de Beek as the alternative to Paul Pogba. The Danish playmaker is now being eyed by Manchester United to replace Pogba, with the Red Devils looking to build their midfield around him.

Christian Eriksen has made quite a name for himself since joining Tottenham from Ajax in the summer of 2013. Over the last six years, the Danish international has become a mainstay in midfield for the Premier League giants, making his €13.5 million transfer fee look like a bargain.

In 277 appearances for Spurs in this time, he has a fine record of 66 goals and 86 assists, becoming one of the best creative players on show in England and Europe. And, his displays have naturally attracted several top clubs, with Manchester United keeping a keen eye on his progress, especially since his comments pointing towards being open to a summer departure from Tottenham.

Manchester United are in a precarious situation surrounding the future of Paul Pogba, who is being heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer. A return to Juventus has been mooted, but it is Real Madrid who are hot in his pursuit, with the Frenchman alluding towards wanting to embark on a new challenge.

With Pogba’s future uncertain, Manchester United have been identifying possible replacements this summer. And, their search for a potential replacement for their talisman has seen them turn their attention towards Premier League rivals Tottenham, with Eriksen emerging as a viable target.

Set to bid goodbye to Tottenham and join Manchester United? (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Set to bid goodbye to Tottenham and join Manchester United? (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old, with his creative nous and the ability to chip in with crucial goals would be exactly what Manchester United need to fill the void that would be left by the departure of Pogba. And, with Real Madrid reportedly viewing Donny van de Beek as a contingency plan for the 2018 World Cup winner, Eriksen could be left in a limbo.

To that end, a move to Manchester United could make sense, if he is intent on leaving Tottenham this summer. And, the report does suggest that Eriksen is considering the option of swapping Spurs with their Premier League rivals, although Tottenham’s stance remains unclear.

For now, it looks like Christian Eriksen has emerged as a viable option to replace Paul Pogba, should the Frenchman call it quits at Manchester United. With the Dane reluctant to stay put at Tottenham, it remains to be seen if the switch to Old Trafford sees the light of the day, if United make an offer for him.

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