The Danish international is a free agent after completing his contract with Brentford.

The name of Christian Eriksen is the subject of a heated transfer tussle this summer after his successful return to football with Brentford in the winter transfer window. The Danish midfielder’s career hit rock bottom last year when he collapsed on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest during a Euro 2020 match against Finland.

Eriksen was an indispensable member of Nerazzurri before his life took a drastic turn. He lost his contract with Inter Milan, and questions arose over his ability to continue playing. Defying all odds, he made a return to football with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Eriksen signed a six-month contract with Brentford and returned with extra adrenaline to regain the same status.

He has set many clubs on high alert upon his return, a gem character, great recent form, and available for free. Today, we will take you through the top five likely destinations for this Danish midfielder.

Ajax

The Amsterdam club has been one of the most prolific teams in Europe in the last few years. They have one of the brightest talent pools, with Anthony, Jurrien Timber, and Lisandro Martinez in the ranks. Eriksen is looking to test himself in the Champions League again, and Ajax could be the right place.

Christian Eriksen started his career with Ajax only, and his homecoming would be a perfect fairytale story. However, at the age of 30, he might not be tempted to go back to the Eredivisie; instead will be looking to join a more challenging project.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United has been active in the transfer market since the Saudi investment company takeover. They are looking to overhaul their squad in the coming summer transfer window, and Cristian Eriksen is another name linked to their never-ending transfer targets. After Eddie Howe’s special request, Magpies are seriously looking to lure him to St. James’ Park.

The English tactician is looking to add a creative maestro in midfield, and there are not many better options available than Eriksen. Howe has changed the club’s dynamics since coming in January. He not only helped them survive relegation but took them to an 11th place finish.

Christian Eriksen could become the face of revolution at St Jesus park, and Magpies are reportedly going to do everything to lure him to Newcastle United.

Brentford

Christian Eriksen had a successful stay at Brentford. (Courtesy – Sporting News)

The Bees helped Eriksen break the shell and successfully return to football in the winter transfer window when no one trusted him. Brentford ended their 2021-22 campaign on a high with five wins out of the last eight games, and it was the Danish midfielder who played a pivotal role in their resurgence. 

Thomas Frank desperately wants the Danish midfielder to continue his chapter at Brentford Community Stadium. He registered one goal and three assists, but his influence on the game stands out. He became a fan favourite in his short stint. Christian Eriksen might not get a lucrative contract, but fans’ love is above all.

Manchester United

Manchester United are going through wide-scale changes under Erik Ten Hag and has emerged as the latest club to register their interest in Eriksen. There’s ample space for a creative midfielder after the departure of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard this summer. The Danish midfielder has been a long time target of the United board since his Tottenham days, and this could be the right time to lure him to the Theatre of Dreams.

His arrival at Old Trafford will bolster United’s midfield bench strength. Erik Ten Hag is the leading man behind United’s pursuit of Eriksen. He might not directly slot into playing eleven, which could be Eriksen’s only area of concern in choosing United as the next stop.

Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen spent seven seasons at Tottenham Hotspur. (Courtesy – The Indian Express)

Christian Eriksen didn’t have a perfect ending to his Tottenham Hotspur stint in 2020 when he joined Inter Milan midseason after failing to extend his contract. His return to the white jersey is on the cards, especially after Spurs clinched a Champions League spot on the final matchday. Antonio Conte is also reportedly looking to work with him again after failing to get the best out of him at Inter.

Christian Eriksen and Tottehenum Hotspur look like a perfect match, and it would be shocking if he signs elsewhere. Eriksen is a fan favourite at Spurs, and his return will be welcomed fans by in both arms. He is ready to compete again at the top level after discovering his top form at Brentford. On the other hand, Tottenham is also looking to add a goalscoring midfielder after selling Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele.

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