Manchester United To Rival Real Madrid For Tottenham Star
To say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need to overhaul his squad in the summer will be an understatement. The Red Devils have multiple issues across their roster, and some of their top talents have been posing issues in quality and commitment alike.
To juggle it all further is the growing uncertainty as to whether they will continue to compete in the UEFA Champions League from next season.
Despite that, the brand appeal of the club is still enormous, but it remains to be seen whether that alone will suffice to land their next big target.
As per the Evening Standard, United will revisit an old target with a bid to pry away Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.
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The attacking midfielder has been an interest of the Mancunians from many seasons now, but the stubbornness of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has kept any potential deal at bay.
Now, with the player entering into the final year of his contract and refusing to continue on with his paltry wages, interest has emerged strong.
Real Madrid have been the club most touted to sign the Dane. This would certainly favor Levy, who would preferably not give up Eriksen to a direct Premier League rival like United.
Further, both clubs are financially capable enough of meeting Spurs’ alleged £60 million demand for the 27-year-old, although the Old Trafford outfit may hold a slight advantage in the sense that they are willing to almost triple his wages, as per recent reports.
However, not playing in the Champions League and competing for silverware may be a concern for Eriksen, who can be assured at least that at a Zidane-helmed Real Madrid.
The report also adds that the player won’t make a choice regarding his future until the end of the season, wherein the Champions League prospects of United will be confirmed.