According to AS, Manchester United are closing in on reaching an agreement with Christian Eriksen. It is believed that the Dane is seriously considering the Red Devils’ proposal and is also convinced by Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuilding project. Although his dream is to join Real Madrid, Old Trafford could turn out to be an attractive destination for the playmaker as he seeks a new challenge in this new season.
Lack of competition
Eriksen is regarded as one of the world’s best playmakers. But even then, the ex-Ajax prodigy could struggle in getting regular game-time at Real Madrid due to the presence of some of Europe’s other talented attackers, including Eden Hazard and Isco.
Even at Tottenham Hotspur, he had to compete with Dele Alli in the number ten role. Manchester United, in that regard, could guarantee him regular minutes. And the Dane is sure to become the club’s creator-in-chief, in the event of Paul Pogba’s potential departure from Old Trafford this summer.
At United, Eriksen will only have to compete with the likes of Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira, none of whom are likely to cause any trouble to the Danish international. And the lack of competition means the player will be free to feature in his preferred position.
He could become the force of the new-look Manchester United attack
As mentioned earlier, Eriksen is already impressed with the rebuilding process the club is going through under Solskjaer this summer. And the Spurs superstar could become the face of that reform as Manchester United look to return among the European elites in this new season.
Eriksen, along with Alexis Sanchez, will in charge of breathing new life into the United attack that experienced a lot of improvement following the arrival of Solskjaer. Besides, the big-money additions of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and the Dane could signal a statement of intent for the other clubs.
A move to United could significantly boost his stock
Manchester United are arguably the biggest brand in club football. The Red Devils are popular all over the world, even more than Real Madrid and Barcelona. And following the potential departure of Pogba, Eriksen’s arrival at Old Trafford will significantly boost his status and popularity.
This only bodes well for the Danish international, who, at the age of 27, will be keen to extract as much as he can from his footballing career. And a move to United, in that regard, will offer him the opportunity to make a name for himself.
Eriksen will have to be content with not participating in the UEFA Champions League during the 2019/20 season. But, that is the only downside from an otherwise excellent transfer that makes sense for both the parties involved.