Soon-to-be free agent Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has reportedly turned down the chance to secure services for Manchester United this summer.
The 30-year-old signed a short-term deal with Brentford earlier in January and is now on the radar of several top teams after his remarkable return to the English top-tier.
After being fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, Danish midfielder left Serie A giants, Inter Milan and trained with Erik ten Hag’s Ajax before heading back to the English top-tier.
Former Spurs midfielder took some time to build up his match fitness, however, he ultimately played 11 games for Brentford in the top flight and produced one goal and four assists.
The Denmark international’s efforts helped the Bees secure Premier League survival, and Thomas Frank is still holding out hope that he will extend his stay at Brentford.
“We hope he’ll decide in two weeks – he’ll call me and tell me what he wants to do,” Frank told AS when questioned on Eriksen’s future recently.
European-competing teams are preparing to step up their interest in Eriksen, however, according to The Guardian, the Dane has no interest in a switch to the 20-times English champions.
The report suggests that Eriksen is more likely to remain at Brentford than sign for the Red Devils, and he could also still make a sensational return to White Hart Lane two-and-a-half years after his exit.
Eriksen has played 305 games for the Spurs between 2013 and 2020, providing 69 goals and provided 90 assists, and the Lilywhites are believed to hold an interest in reuniting with the playmaker.
The Brentford midfielder’s rejection should see the Red Devils ramp up their efforts to secure the services of Barcelona playmaker Frenkie de Jong after losing no fewer than four midfielders on free transfers.