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West Ham United Target Former Spurs Star Over A Free Transfer: What Could He Bring To The Club?

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According to a report from Football.london, it is stated that West Ham United are now targeting Christian Eriksen after completing Nayef Aguerd’s signing. It has also been mentioned that West Ham United are one of the nine clubs that have contacted Eriksen’s representatives over a free transfer.

Eriksen’s Impressive Numbers For Brentford

Eriksen enjoyed a productive spell last season as he managed to put in some influential displays after returning from a cardiac arrest last year. The ex-Ajax sensation made 11 appearances for Brentford in the previous campaign, scoring one goal and creating four assists across all fronts.

The former Tottenham star proved himself to be reliable in the central areas of the pitch based on his average of 1.2 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 2.0 shots, 2.7 key passes, 3.0 crosses and 0.7 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has even been tidy when distributing possession from the midfield, as evidenced by his pass success rate of 80.9% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

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Croatia’s midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (R) and Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen (L) vie for the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match Denmark v Croatia in Copenhagen on June 10, 2022. – Denmark OUT (Photo by Liselotte Sabroe / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by LISELOTTE SABROE/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

What Could He Bring To West Ham United?

Eriksen can make a few solid tackles and is often quick to sense the danger to make some clever interceptions. He doesn’t mind clearing his lines when needed and contributes heavily to defence in taking the ball back from the opposition.

The experienced Denmark international has got the eye to make a few decisive passes in the attacking third of the pitch and can shoot the ball with power and precision from long range. He excels at holding on to the ball and distributing possession proficiently.

At 30, he might still have a couple of years left in him and could help West Ham in challenging for major trophies and a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Hence, it makes sense for West Ham boss David Moyes to take a chance on Eriksen as he will enhance the quality of his midfield department considerably at the London Stadium.

Despite his recent health concerns, he has managed to prove his worth as a reliable performer at the highest level once again. Therefore, the Hammers would be wise to try everything in their power to get Eriksen on board this summer.

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