Manchester United are reportedly assessing the possibility of making a new attempt to sign the outgoing Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen
The Red Devils were interested in the 27-year-old during the summer, but they eventually decided to drop their interest due to the player’s desire to move abroad.
Along with United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan had also been credited with an interest, but none of them made a concrete step towards materializing the deal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen immense creativity problems at the beginning of the 2019/20 season and is eager to fix that as early as January.
The Norwegian is desperate to land a top-class playmaker who can bridge the gap between the midfield formation and the front line, something his midfielders failed in during the early season.
As reported by the British outlet, Mirror, Solskjaer has set his sights on an old goal, Christian Eriksen, currently out of favor with Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham fans.
Who else but Eriksen, arguably one of the best playmakers in Europe, could help the shaky United midfield get together.
Able to dictate the pace of the game with his vision and pinpoint passing, the former Ajax man would undoubtedly bring a new dimension to United’s offense.
The Dane’s contract runs until next summer, but he has already made it clear that he wants a fresh challenge away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Eriksen has been one of the protagonists of Spurs’ recent success in both the Premier League and the Champions League, but something went wrong down the stretch.
The clock is ticking for Tottenham to avoid losing their star for free next summer, and United’s potential cut-price offer in January could be Daniel Levy’s last chance to cash in on his wantaway midfielder.