Report: Manchester United offer deal to Eriksen

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Manchester United have offered a contract to Christian Eriksen, The Athletic's David Ornstein reports.

Eriksen is available on a free transfer when his Brentford deal expires at the end of June. The Danish playmaker joined the Bees on a short-term contract in January, providing four assists and one goal over 11 appearances to help the London club pull away from the relegation zone.

The 30-year-old's huge impact at Brentford, so soon after his cardiac arrest at the European Championship in 2021, has apparently captured the attention of numerous teams.

"I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn't essential for me," Eriksen told Viaplay in May, according to Ornstein.

Manchester United missed out on the Champions League after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season. It's understood new Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag wants to strengthen his midfield this summer; the club reportedly had an opening bid worth up to €70 million for Frenkie de Jong turned down by Barcelona last Friday.

Eriksen spent six-and-a-half years with Tottenham Hotspur before he left for Inter Milan in January 2020. Spurs qualified for the Champions League last term under Antonio Conte, Eriksen's former boss at Inter.

"Eriksen is part of Tottenham's story," Conte said in February. "To come back here would be a good opportunity for him, for me, for the club."

Brentford manager Thomas Frank declared himself optimistic Eriksen would stay with the club in May, but the midfielder was subsequently included in the club's list of released players.

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