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Manchester United report: Christian Eriksen makes decision on Red Devils contract offer

Christian Eriksen
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Christian Eriksen has accepted Manchester United’s offer of a three-year contract and is set to join the Red Devils on a free transfer, say reports.

The Denmark international is available for nothing after leaving Brentford at the end of his short-term deal.

And United appear to have won the race for his signature, ahead of the Bees and Tottenham Hotspur.

Erik ten Hag

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The Athletic (opens in new tab)reported on Monday that Eriksen has verbally agreed to join the Red Devils, accepting their offer of a three-year deal.

The next stage has now begun, which involves drawing up the paperwork, and the 30-year-old will then undergo a medical. 

United are yet to complete a signing this summer, although they are very close to announcing the capture of left-back Tyrell Malacia from PSV.

Tyrell Malacia

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Eriksen’s arrival will provide a much-needed morale boost at Old Trafford after the last few days were dominated by the news that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave this summer (opens in new tab) to join a Champions League club. 

Eriksen collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 last summer, and later had an ICD device fitted that meant he couldn’t continue playing in Serie A with Inter Milan due to Italian league rules.  

The 30-year-old terminated his contract in Milan before, joining Brentford on a six-month deal in January. 

Eriksen made an impressive impact on his return to action, providing one goal and four assists in 11 Premier League appearances under Thomas Frank.

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A bid has been submitted (opens in new tab) for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, while United are closing in on Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.  (opens in new tab)

Marco Asensio of Real Madrid has emerged as a surprise target (opens in new tab), but Erik ten Hag will have a budget of just £100 million (opens in new tab) to work with this summer. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.