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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.

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  1. Unless Eriksen starts showing again why he’s been such a star at Tottenham, then which club in their right mind are going to offer him the contract of his dreams (even if he’s on a free)?
    This works both ways. If Eriksen knuckles down and gives us one final great season, then he will have been worth keeping until his contract runs out. But selling him to United in January would make no sense, 1. Because we’d get little more than £30m (and him playing well for us for the rest of this season and leaving for free, is worth more to Spurs than that amount), and 2. we’d be strengthening an ailing rival mid-season for very little in return.
    No. Levy has to stand firm on this. If Eriksen plays well through Xmas, and a bid of £60 to £70m is made in January, then fine. Let him go. As long as we strengthen in that month with someone like Dybala and a top class right back. Otherwise , just keep our once-great Dane until next summer, and hope he puts himself in the shop window for a great deal for himself, and preferably away from the PL.

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