As per a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United are keeping tabs on Christian Eriksen’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur.
Danish international Eriksen has been on the books of Spurs for 6 years now, having made the move to the English capital from Dutch giants Ajax in 2013.
And the 27-year-old has since gone on to establish himself not only as one of Tottenham’s key figures, but also as one of the most highly-regarded midfielders in England.
The last 4 Premier League campaigns combined, including this past season, saw Eriksen directly contribute to a hugely-impressive 83 goals.
Eriksen’s contract talks
However, despite his crucial role in Spurs’ midfield ranks, to this point, Eriksen has refused to put pen-to-paper on a new deal in north London.
The 89-time capped international’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2020.
‘Try something new’
Eriksen’s contract standoff, meanwhile, has inevitably seen rumours begin to mount that the Dane could be set for a departure from the English capital this summer.
Eriksen himself, meanwhile, did little to play down the speculation surrounding his future last month, when the midfielder admitted that he was keen on seeking out a new challenge this summer.
‘I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new. I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.’
‘I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.’
To this point, however, the club most persistently-linked with a swoop for the 27-year-old, Real Madrid, have yet to table a bid for Eriksen.
And this appears to have opened the door for another potential suitor to reemerge for the Spurs star.
The outfit in question are Tottenham’s Premier League rivals Manchester United.
As per a report from the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are keeping a close eye on Eriksen’s situation in north London.
In fact, United are said to have requested to be kept updated on the Dane’s transfer status.
Giovani Lo Celso’s expected Spurs switch could well open the door for Eriksen to move on, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be keen on the midfielder’s signature
The Tottenham board, meanwhile, are expected to demand a fee of around £70 million for Eriksen.