Amongst Manchester United’s many needs is a new attacking midfielder. The Red Devils’ main problem has been carving out clear-cut chances against teams who sit back and soak up pressure.
An area where the club have excelled is against the bigger sides, though they need significant help when going toe-to-toe with sides they must beat.
Well, it seems as though the Old Trafford outfit are looking to fill that void, with the club still looking at the possibility of signing Christian Eriksen.
The story comes from 90min.com, who state that United retain their interest in the classy 27-year-old, though the 20-time Premier League champions will face significant competition for his signature from ‘many of Europe’s biggest sides’.
Eriksen’s current deal expires next summer, meaning he’d be able to walk away from White Hart Lane for nothing next summer. Obviously, Daniel Levy being the shrewd businessman that he is, will probably be looking to move the Dane away from North London in January. That’s to ensure Spurs get some sort of fee for a player who doesn’t want to be at their club any longer.
If United wait until next summer, I’d struggle to understand how they’d lure Eriksen to Old Trafford rather than anywhere else. For me, the January window is United’s best bet – although it still feels like a longshot…