Christian Eriksen: Reasons for and against the Manchester United target – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United are reportedly involved in signing Christian Eriksen on a free switch. Or so we’re led to consider.

The midfielder, who has performed for the likes of Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur, and Inter Milan, lately left his newest aspect Brentford.

The London membership signed Eriksen without spending a dime final season after he was launched by the Italian giants.

Inter tried to assist the Denmark star following his coronary heart issues however league guidelines prevented them from holding onto him, so he returned to England.

After a profitable time with Brentford, it appears he’s hungry for extra elsewhere, and that’s the place United are available in.

Sadly, we’re not the one ones eager on his signature. It’s believed Tottenham and certainly Brentford are chasing him too.

What does this imply for Erik ten Hag?

Why ought to Manchester United signal him?

Properly, the plain purpose is that he’s a gifted participant and we’re wanting choices within the place he simply so occurs to be able to taking part in in.

In a summer season the place United want plenty of incomings (as many as ten Ralf Rangnick as soon as stated!), and an obvious tight funds, followers and Ten Hag can’t be too choosy.

Eriksen has proved himself within the Premier League, not as soon as, however twice, and can be accessible to signal without spending a dime.

He would principally be taking over a spot that was beforehand occupied by any one among Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, or Paul Pogba. And everyone knows all 4 of them have been on increased wages than any of us preferred.

Eriksen isn’t simply succesful within the place we want stocking up in however he’s additionally obtained attributes we want. He’s a playmaker and a tough employee. Able to linking play but additionally supporting his teammates on or off the ball.

It additionally helps that in addition to his coronary heart bother, his damage document would possibly as effectively be non-existent.

Why shouldn’t United signal him?

The principle concern can be his age. He’s 30 years previous and signing him appears like a repeat of the errors of the previous.

Nonetheless, not all 30 years previous and over gamers are terrible, declining, or on the lookout for an enormous payday. United simply should be good about who they signal.

As a lot as he’s a flexible participant, the opposite level to make is Eriksen is extra of a pure attacking-midfielder than anything.

Sure he’s incredible as a central-midfielder and even as a inventive winger however the level is we’d be signing one more participant who we don’t appear to mean on taking part in him the place he’s at his greatest.

Having stated that, Ten Hag will seemingly nonetheless get loads out of Eriksen and as a free signing, he’s a really low danger switch.

The subsequent level isn’t a purpose to not signal him however extra of why we would discover ourselves incapable of doing so.

Tottenham Hotspur can supply him Champions League soccer, and whereas some rumours claimed it’s not a dealbreaker for him, each footballer needs to play in that competitors.

He’s additionally conversant in Antonio Conte from their time collectively at Inter Milan.

United’s potential saving grace is that Spurs simply signed Yves Bissouma. Which may imply he’ll be delay if he’s not supplied a key spot within the group.

Nonetheless, Ten Hag won’t make that promise both. Notably since Frenkie de Jong is the star summer season signing and Bruno Fernandes is more likely to maintain his spot within the beginning XI.

A midfield trio of De Jong, Bruno, and Eriksen doesn’t precisely sound too strong.

Why would Ten Hag need Eriksen?

You’d think about it’s as a result of he’s free, gifted, a low-risk signing, and would add a physique to a depleted squad.

Is that sufficient purpose? Time will inform however Ten Hag doesn’t have a observe document of signing gamers he doesn’t need or making dangerous signings both.

The temptation is there, and which may simply be sufficient to see Eriksen in purple.