Man Utd believe they can agree signing of £35million playmaker in January – Report

Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer but he eventually stayed with the north Londoners, who are yet to agree a new deal with their star.

As per the latest reports going on in the media, the Danish international is once again on Man United’s radar.

According to The Metro, Man Utd believe that they can agree a deal with Tottenham to secure the signing of the playmaker in January.

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The British source have mentioned that Spurs rated Eriksen at £70million in the summer transfer window but in the winter transfer window, they can expect to receive around £35million from his sale taking into consideration that his current contract will expire in June 2020.

Over the years, the four-time Danish Football Player of the Year has proved to be one of the best playmakers in the Premier League. Still, he is highly underpaid.

Tottenham’s highest earner at the moment is star striker Harry Kane, who signed a deal worth £200,000-a-week last year (The Times). Eriksen is just earning around £80,000-a-week (Mirror Sport) and should look to leave to get a bumper pay rise.

Last season, the former Ajax attacker scored 10 goals and provided no fewer than 17 assists in 51 appearances under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

However, in the current campaign, so far, like the entire Spurs squad, Eriksen has under-performed and he has only scored just 1 goal and provided 1 assist in 10 games.

The 27-year-old star can play anywhere in the attacking third but mainly he is a central attacking midfielder. United need creativity in their attack and they do not have a proven quality CAM in the squad. In such a situation, Eriksen would largely improve the offense at Old Trafford if Solskjaer can somehow get his signing done.

We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming months.

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