Having had their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign, Manchester United wants to go on a shopping spree this coming January transfer window with the hope up strengthening up the team. According to reports, they will reignite their interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The Old Trafford outfit was unable to acquire the services of the Denmark international after a late bid was tabled in the last summer transfer window, but the club believes they have a better chance of signing the midfielder in the coming window.

United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been said to be a big admirer of the Denmark attacker and his creativity which he wants to bring to his team to take his team’s playmaking up a notch.

It was no news that Eriksen was keen on parting ways with the North London outfit last summer having admired Real Madrid for a long time, but his move never happened. The Santiago Bernabeu side was
unable to meet up with Spurs asking price having failed to sell Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez to free up funds.

This January winter transfer window will be Spurs last chance to sell the Denmark International, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season. Spurs might be considering lowering their
£70m asking price should they become desperate to sell him after failing to agree on a contract extension.

And with the future of Zinedine Zidane currently in doubts – after having a poor performance so far gone this season – Eriksen’s move to Santiago might never materialise.

Last summer, Eriksen was confirmed to have been somewhat “flattered” by Manchester United interest in him, but Tottenham was reluctant to sell the midfielder to a League rival after United late bid was tabled.

But with the possibility of not being able to cash in on their key player could very well force Eriksen to be sold to Manchester United, who will make use of this opportunity to put pressure on the North London club.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.