Christian Eriksen has reportedly reached an agreement in principle to sign for Manchester United on a free transfer this summer. The midfielder returned to the Premier League in January as he signed for Brentford on a short-term deal two years after leaving Tottenham. But he now looks set to show his back on the west Londoners following the top of his contract and move to Old Trafford.
Eriksen was a key a part of the Spurs side that impressed under Mauricio Pochettino and reached the Champions League final in 2019. But he departed England to affix Inter Milan at the beginning of 2020. The 30-year-old won the Serie A title 18 months after moving to Italy but then suffered a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.
After being fitted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, the playmaker was banned from playing in Serie A and as a substitute linked up with fellow Dane Thomas Frank on the Brentford Community Stadium after being released by Inter. But he has now decided to affix the Red Devils. And Express Sport takes a have a look at six squad numbers he could wear at Old Trafford.
United’s lowest unoccupied squad number is the No 6, which has been worn by Paul Pogba for the last six seasons. But Pogba has now left Old Trafford following the conclusion of his contract. So if Eriksen is to be handed a key role by Erik ten Hag, he may very well be in with a shout of securing the No 6 shirt.
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Eriksen wore the No 21 during his stint with Brentford last season. And the ace could ask to keep on with the identical number at Old Trafford as homage to the chance the west Londoners gave him to return to the Premier League. With the number becoming free after Edinson Cavani’s departure, there may be an excellent likelihood the ex-Inter star could take it if he doesn’t get the No 8.
Eriksen famously wore the No 23 shirt during every season he spent at Tottenham as he racked-up the goals and assists. So the number will clearly mean so much to him. That shirt is currently worn by Luke Shaw – but when Eriksen is keen for it he may give you the option to twist the England left-back’s arm to prise it away from him.