Incoming Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag ‘targeting Christian Eriksen free transfer’ after sensational Brentford comeback

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is a summer target for Manchester United, according to reports.

Incoming manager Erik ten Hag is claimed to be lining up a free transfer for the Brentford playmaker.

The 30-year-old has been superb on his Premier League comeback after suffering a cardiac arrest while in action for Denmark at Euro 2020.

His superb form has led to interest from Ten Hag, according to the Daily Star.

Eriksen has guided Brentford to five wins and one draw in six starts for the club, helping fire them to safety in their debut Prem season.

But his short-term contract with the Bees expires this summer, meaning he could be on the move.

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And Ten Hag is claimed to be ready to pounce after being impressed by the midfielder's performances since his return to action.

Eriksen spent time training with Ajax, where Ten Hag is currently boss, back in January as he built up his fitness ahead of making a comeback.

Ten Hag is claimed to have been left "hugely impressed" by Eriksen during his short time training with the club.

Now the Dutchman is lining up a reunion with the midfielder at Manchester United.

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Although the Red Devils are set to face stiff competition for the Bees talisman.

Brentford themselves are desperate for Eriksen to continue his stay at the club, with boss Thomas Frank saying he is "hopeful" that an extension can be agreed.

Elsewhere Eriksen's former club Tottenham, as well as Newcastle, are eyeing swoops in the upcoming transfer window.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte hinted this weekend that the club could try to resign their former star this summer.

Newcastle too are claimed to be "growing increasingly hopeful" of luring Eriksen to St. James' Park.

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