According to the Daily Star, Manchester United are plotting a move for former Spurs star, Christian Eriksen, who is currently on a six-month contract with Brentford and is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
The report suggests that it is the new manager who has identified the player as a target, with Ten Hag believing that the 30-year-old would be the perfect signing to launch his revolution at the club after working with him at Ajax when he joined their training outfit following his cardiac arrest last summer.
There is no doubt that Ten Hag could make an instant impact and get Old Trafford rocking if he can convince Christian Eriksen to join the side, following his impressive performances in Thomas Frank’s side since his return to professional football and the Premier League.
The £13.5m-rated ace who was hailed “top class” by teammate Pontus Jansson, has made a huge improvement to Brentford’s form after the side went into freefall when they lost seven out of nine league games in January and February.
Since his first Premier League start this season against Norwich City on the 5th of March, Brentford have not lost a single game the Danish star has played in, picking up five wins and one draw when he has played the full 90 minutes in the team, scoring one goal already in seven appearances from his central midfield position.
That has taken his top-flight goal tally in England to a whopping 52, something that provides evidence of his important knowledge of the division.
There is no coincidence that the side have regained their winning form and saved themselves from a relegation fight this season following Eriksen’s influence and inclusion in the team, and that kind of positive influence and presence on the pitch is exactly what Ten Hag will be looking to bring to Old Trafford next season.
Manchester United are not the only ones desperate to snap up the phenomenal free agent this summer with Antonio Conte also planning to make a move to bring him back to Tottenham Hotspur, so Ten Hag will have to offer Eriksen a role in his new-look team that he won’t be able to refuse this summer if he stands any chance of signing him.