In a statement, Manchester United confirmed they signed Christian Eriksen on a free transfer, with the Danish midfielder signing a contract until 2025. The 30-year-old spent the second half of the 2021/22 season at Brentford on a six month contract and flourished for the club.
Despite suffering cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 and then having a defibrillator fitted, Christian Eriksen has continued to train and prepare to play football for the first half of the 2021/22 season. However, because of Italian laws, the 30-year-old left Inter Milan and signed Brentford on a short-term contract in January 2022. It turned out to be a masterstroke by Thomas Frank and the bees then that the Danish playmaker played a key role for the club as he ensured their survival in the second half of the season.
Not only that, the move allowed Eriksen to show the world he still has what it takes, which has seen the now-free agent heavily linked with a move to Tottenham and Manchester United. But while reports said United had won the race, the club have only just confirmed the same. The 30-year-old joins on a free transfer and has signed a three-year contract until 2025 after no extension with Brentford could be agreed.
“Manchester United are pleased to confirm that Christian Eriksen has joined the club, signing a contract until June 2025. The midfielder was capped 115 times for Denmark, scoring 38 goals for his country. Eriksen has played 237 games in Premier League, registering 52 goals and 71 assists,” the statement read.
The Denmark international has admitted the lure of Manchester United appeals to him as it is “a special club” and playing at Old Trafford “in United’s red shirt will be an incredible feeling”. Not only that, Eriksen added that the presence of Erik ten Hag also played a part as he believes in his vision for the club and how he will play a role.
“Manchester United are a special club, and I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had the privilege of playing at Old Trafford on several occasions, but to do it in United’s red shirt will be an incredible feeling. I’ve seen the Eriksen’s work at Ajax and I know the level of detail and preparation that he and his team put in on a daily basis. He is clearly a fantastic coach,” Eriksen told Manutd.com.
“After speaking with him and learning more about his vision and the way he wants the team to play, I’m even more excited for the future. I still have big ambitions in the game, there’s a huge amount of things I know I can accomplish, and it’s the perfect place to continue my journey.
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