Manchester United offer free agent Christian Eriksen deal

Manchester United made an offer to sign Christian Eriksen, the athlete Understood.

Eriksen, 30, is available to sign a free transfer as his Brentford contract expires on June 30.

The Denmark international signed a short-term deal with Thomas Frank’s side in January and made an immediate impression, helping the club secure an impressive 13th place.

Brentford has won seven of the 11 games Eriksen has participated in, which means he is guaranteed safety two weeks before the season ends.

Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong is believed to be the club’s midfield priority, with United aware of the Spanish side’s financial difficulties.

But it is understood that talks between United and Barcelona have some options and that the Premier League club has other options, including Eriksen.

Brentford was very interested in extending the midfielder’s stay in west London, but Eriksen said last month that he was considering multiple options from many different clubs.

Speaking to Viaplay, Eriksen said: “I have different offers and options, we study them, then make a decision.

“I would like to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it is not necessary for me.”

Manchester United were only able to finish sixth under Ralf Rangnick last season, but it could give Eriksen a path back to Europe in the Europa League.

Former Ajax coach Eric ten Hag has taken the helm at Old Trafford after joining the club on an initial three-year deal.

Eriksen trained with the Ajax reserve before joining Brentford in January in order to get back up to speed after being held up by a heart attack at the late Euro 2020. He played for Ajax between 2010 and 2013.

United declined to comment.

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