Man Utd To Wait Until The End Of The Season To Sign Eriksen On A Free Transfer

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

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Manchester United’s transfer plans ahead of the January window appear to be quite intriguing. A variety of reports would lead fans to believe that the side is up to their usual trend of pursuing multiple names with reckless abandon.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it a key point to downplay hopes for the winter period, to the point where a window bereft of secured deals may not be fully unsurprising either.

In the buildup to many of the sagas that the club will be almost certainly be linked to in the new decade, there is one that they are reportedly abandoning for the time being.

As per the Daily Telegraph, Manchester United won’t be pursuing Christian Eriksen in January and will instead seek to acquire him in the summer, ahead of the next campaign.

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This is a tricky affair as the player’s contract at Tottenham Hotspur expires at the end of this season. This means that Eriksen, who has assured that he won’t be extending his stay with the London-based outfit, will be free to negotiate with foreign clubs from the start of the next month.

One of the high-profile foreign clubs linked to the attacking midfielder’s signature is Real Madrid. There is certainly a possibility that the Spanish giants will be eager to acquire him given that the Paul Pogba avenue appears to be a flimsy one.

This effectively means that Manchester United will have to hope that the Dane is well and truly a free agent by the time the summer window rolls about in the hopes of acquiring him.

It is unclear at this point whether or not United already have a deal in place for Eriksen, effectively saving them the £40 million pricetag that the leadership at White Hart Lane is reportedly withholding him for.