Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are reportedly among the clubs keeping close tabs on Brentford playmaker Christian Eriksen.
According to Daily Mail, Manchester United and Tottenham are closely monitoring the situation of Christian Eriksen as he continues to excel for Brentford.
The Danish international suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of Denmark’s game with Finland at UEFA Euro 2020 last summer. But after many thought he would be forced to retire, the 30-year-old has made one of the greatest comebacks in sports history and is now operating at the peak of his powers once again.
The 30-year-old had an ICD implanted in his body owing to the medical condition, and because of that and Serie A regulations, he was deemed not fit to play the rest of this season with his club Inter Milan. Eriksen’s contract with the Nerazzurri was hence mutually terminated in order for him to continue playing, albeit in another country.
The Dane opted to join Premier League side Brentford on a six-month deal, and he has flourished since his return to England. Eriksen has managed to score once and assist once in just four top-flight appearances this term, with his ability on the ball quite clearly one of the major reasons behind the Bees’ recent revival that has steered them clear of the relegation scrap.
The Ajax academy graduate was sensational at the weekend as Brentford surprised Chelsea with a 4-1 win on Saturday afternoon, scoring their second goal as they upset the Blues. This performance came just after he netted twice for Denmark during the recent international break.
The Danish playmaker will be out of contract in the summer and will be available to be signed up as a free agent. Thomas Frank has admitted that he would like to keep Eriksen at the Brentford Community Stadium beyond the summer.
But that appears very unlikely, given that his eye-catching displays have attracted the interest of Premier League bigwigs such as Manchester United and Tottenham, who are keeping a close eye on his situation.
A romantic return to Tottenham seems perfect for Eriksen, with the 30-year-old playmaker already familiar with the club and the manager. In fact, Antonio Conte was the head coach at Inter Milan when they signed him, leading the team to the Scudetto that season.
The Italian manager knows how to get the best out of him, while the player has some unfinished business in North London in terms of trophies collected. That said, one lingering question will be where Eriksen would fit into this Spurs’ system, which is created to get the best of the lethal trio of Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, while midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has impressed vastly since joining Tottenham from Juventus in January.
As far as Manchester United are concerned, it is well documented that the Red Devils need attacking reinforcements in the summer, given the lack of goals at Old Trafford this term. Bruno Fernandes has blown hot and cold and Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata out-of-contract come summer, making Eriksen a viable target for Manchester United.
With Eriksen continuing to prove that he is still capable of playing at the highest level, it could be an interesting battle for his signature between Tottenham and Manchester United at the end of the season.