Manchester United will sign Christian Eriksen in January if Tottenham lower their asking price for the midfielder, according to Goal.
Eriksen endured a turbulent summer after revealing he was seeking a new challenge and seeing a dream move to Real Madrid fail to materialise. United were also linked with Dane late in the English transfer window but failed to get a deal over the line.
Goal claims Spurs chairman Daniel Levy does not want to lose Eriksen on a free next summer when his contract expires. Tottenham were apparently demanding £70m for the playmaker this summer but may have to lower their demands in January.
Of course, in January Eriksen will be able to speak to foreign clubs about signing a pre-contract agreement. With that in mind, Levy may be tempted to sell to United, and Goal believes Eriksen ‘will move to Old Trafford at the start of 2020’ if a cut-price fee can be agreed between the clubs.
However, there are said to be a number of stumbling blocks that could prevent Eriksen from moving to United, including the fact the 27-year-old would still prefer to join Real Madrid.
So despite Goal’s claim, it seems a deal between Spurs and United is still a long way from happening, and in fact may not happen at all.