Manchester United’s transfer pursuits have always made huge news and may now be more relevant than ever.
The club has shown on multiple occasions so far this campaign that they lack adequate talents, both in quantity and quality, in several regions.
Injury crisis and bouts of bad form handicaps their hopes of performing like a top Premier League team and further shows just how reliant Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on some of his top performers.
The glory days of the club under Sir Alex Ferguson saw even their B-squad striker fear into the hearts of their opponents, while this side still has a long way to go to retain that swagger.
One of the regions where the drop in quality is most apparent is in the central-attacking midfielder’s spot.
Now, United may have held talks with a familiar name for that role.
According to El Desmarque, Manchester United held talks with Christian Eriksen in October over the possibility of a January transfer.
The 27-year-old Dane, who is serving out his final year with Tottenham Hotspur, has long been linked to joining Real Madrid in the summer as a free agent.
However, the report holds that he is getting impatient and is tired of waiting for the Spanish giants and has instead initiated talks with the Old Trafford outfit. It is believed that a €50m January bid is being prepped by Solskjaer and company for Eriksen.
United currently lament at their choice of Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard in the no.10 role, with Paul Pogba’s injury leaving Juan Mata to be the only experienced name capable of functioning in that spot.
Signing Eriksen is not a new murmur for the Mancunian outfit, who have been linked with him many times in the past.
The quality of his approach is in no doubt and now it remains to be seen if a deal will be brokered after all.