Brentford star Christian Eriksen can have broken a promise made to Daniel Levy in 2017 if he joins Manchester United – after reportedly telling the Tottenham owner that he wouldn’t sign ‘for some other club’ than Spurs if he was to return to English football. That was after his move to Inter Milan in 2019.
Eriksen spent a fruitful six-and-a-half-years within the white half of north London, scoring 69 goals and making over 305 appearances under several managers. He subsequently left to Inter Milan where he won the Serie A title under Antonio Conte. And he had earlier made a promise to Levy that if he returned to England it could only be to play again on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Evidently, he moved to Brentford after his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. But Tottenham and their fans were merely thankful he made a return to football in any respect after some medics said he can be lucky to play again. After an outstanding half-season in west London, the Dane is now set to maneuver on after using the newly-promoted side as a springboard to play European football once more – with United his next destination where he’ll sign a three-year contract.
And the move may anger Spurs fans, a few of whom believed that the playmaker would join the club after his contract at Thomas Frank’s men expired. Premier League fans were in awe at his performance levels and creativity upon his return to the league, with only Kevin de Bruyne and Martin Odegaard registering more possibilities created since his debut on February 26.
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Moreover, Eriksen turned United down three years ago because of the promise he made to Levy, such was his loyalty to the club for giving him a Premier League dream. Nonetheless, his move abroad and unlucky events on the continental stage have made the celebs align for a move back to the Premier League – albeit within the north west.
Brentford offered him a contract extension, with weeks of waiting for his decision. Nonetheless, it appears the playmaker will line up in one other red shirt ahead of the brand new season.
United announced the signing of Tyrell Malacia on Tuesday, whilst Frenkie de Jong is reportedly expected to be announced over the brand new week or so.