Christian Eriksen: Denmark midfielder chooses between Manchester United and Brentford | News about transfer center

Christian Eriksen must decide whether to join Manchester United or stay with Brentford.

Both clubs have made very good offers to the 30-year-old, but United are believed to be more lucrative financially.

Teaming up again with Erik ten Hag, with whom he trained before his return to football at Ajax, as part of United’s anticipated new era has its appeal.

But sources close to the midfielder, whose short-term contract with Brentford expires at the end of June, say he and his family have settled in London and have reservations about moving to the North West.

Eriksen also wants to start every game to ensure a place in the Danish World Cup team later this year – his priority after missing out on the European Championship due to his cardiac arrest in the first game.

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He is unlikely to sign again for Tottenham, who mainly play with two central midfielders under Antonio Conte and have linked with both Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma this year.

Eriksen’s comfort in London, that money is not his priority, and strong relationships with people at Brentford, including some of his team-mates from Denmark and Danish head coach Thomas Frank, put the club in a strong position.

Yet they are in the dark about his future while he is on vacation and considering his options, with Eriksen and his agent Martin Schoots not giving anything away, even to their closest confidants in the game.

However, the Bees should expect to be the first to know his decision, given those relationships and the platform they’ve given him to return to the game.

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The two clubs have kept apart in their valuations, but United are still hopeful they can strike a deal and there is growing belief that the player wants to reunite with Ten Hag – with whom he worked at Ajax.

They will not pay too much and have other goals. The feeling is that if United were to ‘rush’ a deal, they would be playing into Barcelona’s hands in terms of compensation.

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Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan warns that it would be seen as a ‘breakdown’ if Manchester United did not sign Erik ten Hag’s two main transfer targets – Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong

Meanwhile, central defender of Ajax Lisandro Martinez is a player that United are also looking at.

He has been a fixed value under Ten Hag at Ajax for the past three seasons. It is not a priority position at the moment, but with the possibility of leaving, United is doing due diligence on that area.

The club also remains interested in Ajax winger Anthonywho is another player that Ten Hag knows and trusts.

In terms of departure, talks are underway with Nottingham Forest about goalkeeper Dean Henderson

There is still no final deal as United want an immediate loan, while Forest are pushing for an option to buy next summer. There are also discussions about the portion of the wages each club will pay in the rental period.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is prepared to fight for his place next season, but is at the stage of his career where he wants to play regular first team football.

A number of Premier League clubs are interested, but no official bids have been submitted.

United would consider suitable offers, but all parties are relaxed about the situation as he has a two-year contract left. The club has an option for another year.

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