Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to sign a free agency contract with Manchester United.
Eriksen considered the offers from both United and Brentford, where he spent the second half of the previous season, but has chosen to commit to United through the year 2025.
It continues the 30-year-old playmaker’s incredible recovery after he had a heart arrest while representing Denmark at the European Championships barely 13 months prior.
Before the transaction is finalized, the midfielder must undergo extensive medical testing at Old Trafford because contracts are being created.
At Brentford in the second part of the previous season, Eriksen played in 11 games and contributed one goal and four assists.
The Bees were hoping to entice Eriksen back to west London after having “constructive talks” with him at the conclusion of the previous month.
Erik ten Hag, the new manager at Old Trafford, will receive a significant boost from Eriksen’s decision to join United even though he has yet to bring in his first player.
Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo declared his intention to leave Old Trafford on Saturday, shocking the Red Devils.
The Portuguese forward missed his first day of preseason practice under Ten Hag on Monday owing to family obligations, and United accepted the justification for his absence despite concerns over his future.