Manchester United have made an offer to sign free agent Christian Eriksen. The Danish midfielder is out of contract with Brentford on June 30 and will be eligible to sign for whichever club he chooses. 

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

Eriksen’s impact

He arrived to universal applause. Brentford won 7 out of the 11 matches in which Eriksen featured, helping them secure safety weeks before the season ended. He performed excellently for Brentford and the club’s hierarchy has been very interested in extending the midfielder’s stay. However, Eriksen said last month that he was considering multiple options from different clubs.

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Eriksen, speaking to Viaplay, said: “I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision, I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.”

Eriksen trained with Ajax’s reserves before joining Brentford in January in order to get back up to speed. This was following his cardiac arrest at the delayed Euro 2020. He played for Ajax between 2010 and 2013.

Manchester United only managed a sixth-place finish last season but could offer Eriksen a route back into Europe via the Europa League. The interest from the Red Devils has now been made formal after the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag. 

Barcelona player Frenkie de Jong remains the club’s top midfield priority, with United locked in negotiations with the Spanish side.