Manchester United’s chances of signing Christian Eriksen moved from pretty decent to apparently eff all today, according to a report in The Sun, which I think has been banned here but you can tell me in the comments if you still care.
The Eriksen is apparently available for £70 million, down from £130 million at the start of the transfer window, because he will be able to leave for nothing next summer. Spurs would rather sell him for a decent wedge now rather than miss out totally on a transfer fee.
The 27-year-old playmaker has been linked with United for much of the last year, and he would be a superior alternative to the currently useless Paul Pogba, who doesn’t appeared bothered about trying when he turns up in a United shirt, one the occasions those actually take place.
However, the move seems to have come to a halt, with Eriksen understandably reluctant to join a club which is getting worse, is already pretty terrible, and is not likely to get much better any time soon. Instead, his preference is a move to Spain.
A move to Spain is more attractive than United for several reasons. For one, he’d earn about the same at Barcelona or Real Madrid. They also both have properly established managers, and they can also offer competent colleagues to work with. Leaving on a free also allows Eriksen to earn a huge signing-on fee, too. There is also the looming nonsense of Brexit to come too, so if he fancies being paid in something more credible than figurative buttons, then he should indeed look elsewhere.