Man United Close To Reaching Agreement With Christian Eriksen

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in action with Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard.

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Manchester United appear to be going haywire as deadline day approaches closer and closer. It is almost hard to believe that the recently concluded signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City is only their third one so far this summer, behind Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The sheer number of players they’ve been linked to is certainly a factor here and now they continue to be closely associated with more signings.

According to the AS, Christian Eriksen is strongly considering a move to Manchester United after the club allegedly offered him a five-year-long contract in the past few days.

The Tottenham Hotspurs player was strongly linked to Real Madrid all summer after he made it evident that he wishes to move away from the London club.

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However, it is clear that Paul Pogba is Madrid’s first priority, and Eriksen has allegedly been told that he is on top of the La Liga side’s shortlist if the Pogba transfer fails to go through.

The report adds that Eriksen is ‘convinced’ of the rebuild that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is bringing about at Old Trafford and is eager to be a part of it. The Norwegian apparently asked Ed Woodward and company to sanction a move for the 27-year-old Dane in March itself.

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Further, Spurs are thought to be holding out on around £60 million for the player.

It appears that a five-year-deal has been deemed extra attractive due to the fact that United are willing to give him a massive wage-package, similar to the one Pogba presently makes.

Despite Solskjaer’s confidence that Pogba won’t leave this summer, it does appear that this move for Eriksen may be in preparation for the inevitable.

Will the hotly anticipated deadline-day end on a massive note for the Red Devils or is all of this just much ado about nothing?