Christian Eriksen: Man Utd sign the Danish midfielder on a three-year deal
Manchester United have completed the free transfer of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.
The former Ajax, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Brentford player has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford.
“I still have big ambitions in football. There is a lot I know I can achieve and this is the perfect place to continue my journey,” said Eriksen, 30.
“Manchester United is a special club and I can’t wait to get started.”
Early July, Eriksen agreed in principle to sign for United after his temporary contract with Brentford ended in June.
He is United’s second signing under new manager Erik ten Hag after the Dutch full-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord.
“I’m even more excited for the future”
Eriksen, who returned to football after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) following his cardiac arrest at last summer’s Euros, could have returned to Brentford.
He joined the Bees in January after being sacked by Inter Milan because players with an ICD are not allowed to play in Serie A.
Plus, his former club Tottenham were keen to re-sign him this summer.
But Eriksen, who signed for Spurs in 2013, opted for United after talks with Ten Hag.
“I’ve seen Erik’s work at Ajax and I know the level of detail and preparation that he and his staff put in every day,” he said.
“It’s clear he’s a fantastic coach.
“Having spoken to him and learned more about his vision and the way the team should play makes me even more excited for the future.”
Eriksen has scored 52 goals and provided 66 assists in 237 Premier League games for Tottenham and Brentford.
He will not fly to Australia for the final two games of United’s pre-season tour but will meet up with his new team-mates before they travel to Oslo on July 30 where they face Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, talks to sign Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax are progressing well.
However, a deal for the 24-year-old is still pending.
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