Manchester United and Tottenham put on red alert as Christian Eriksen spurns Brentford contract extension

by · talkSPORT

Manchester United and Tottenham have been boosted by the news that Christian Eriksen has reportedly turned down a contract extension from Brentford.

The Danish midfielder made a miraculous return to football in January following a cardiac arrest whilst representing Denmark at last summer’s Euros.

Eriksen signed for Brentford in January six months after suffering a cardiac arrestAFP

Eriksen’s contract was subsequently terminated by former club Inter Milan as he was not permitted to play in Serie A due to having a defibrillator implanted.

Eriksen moved to newly-promoted Premier League side Brentford in January and immediately looked like his old self with an array of sparkling performances, helping the club secure top-flight survival.

The Dane scored once and provided four assists during his six-month spell in west London leading to a host of clubs keeping tabs on the 30-year-old.

Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has revealed that Eriksen has turned down an offer to extend his stay with the Bees.

Pedulla states that the Dane is angling for a move to a Champions League club although he is keen to remain a Premier League player.

Despite failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League, Manchester United remain interested in luring free agent Eriksen to Old Trafford.

United boss Erik ten Hag could turn to Eriksen after Brentford’s failed contract extensionGetty
Eriksen could make a romantic switch back to Spurs this summer who he left in 2020GETTY

Most read in Football


Mane 'agrees' Bayern move, De Jong throws shade on Man United, Jesus to Arsenal latest


'Don't know what you're doing': Southgate targeted as Hungary thrash England 4-0


England fans vent on talkSPORT as O'Hara claims Southgate has 'lost the dressing room'


Southgate responds to fans calling for sack: 'Amazing how quickly things can unravel'


England 0 Hungary 4 LIVE reaction: Three Lions thrashed in total collapse


England boos 'generous' and Hungary thrashing was 'worse than Iceland defeat'

New United boss Erik ten Hag is looking to bolster his midfield options following the impending exits of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic.

Further reinforcements in this area would provide a welcome boost to the Dutchman as he embarks on a huge summer overhaul of the squad.

With United only managing to qualify for the Europa League, it could impact Eriksen’s decision on his future.

Conte and Eriksen worked together at Inter Milan during the 2020-21 season winning the Serie A titleGETTY

It could also open the door for Eriksen’s former side Tottenham who are interested in re-signing the midfielder, and can offer the player Champions League football next term.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte worked with Eriksen at Inter Milan and would mean the Danish international would not have to uproot his family from London.

Offers Of The Day

888Sport – Bet £20 On Horse Racing, Get £40 In Free Bets For Royal Ascot* – CLAIM HERE

Bet365 – Bet £10 Get £50 In Free Bets* – CLAIM HERE

888Sport: Min deposit £/€/$10 • Offer is valid until 18/06/2022 23:59 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$20 on Horse Racing market • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets expire after 5 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org

Bet365: Open account offer. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply 18+ Begambleaware.org