Leeds now interested in signing Christian Eriksen - journalist
Journalist Ben Jacobs has told The Football Terrace that Leeds United are one of the sides interested in Christian Eriksen – and may be more likely to sign the Dane than Tottenham Hotspur.
Eriksen is currently set to be a free agent after a superb spell with Brentford. Unsurprisingly, the Bees would love to keep the 30-year-old following his amazing return to football.
However, there is plenty of interest in the attacking midfielder. And it seemed that his former club were ready to make a move for Eriksen.
Eriksen enjoyed the best period of his career at Tottenham. And he knows Antonio Conte from his time at Inter Milan. So a move to North London seemed to make sense on a number of levels.
And reports this week claimed that Spurs were indeed the side most likely to sign Eriksen. However, that came shortly after Alasdair Gold suggested that Tottenham’s interest had cooled in recent weeks.
And Jacobs certainly does not expect Eriksen to end up at Tottenham. In fact, he suggested that the only firm offer had come from Manchester United. Meanwhile, Leeds are also eyeing a remarkable move.
“Other clubs that are looking at him that are a bit newer: Leicester City, who considered a January move, and Leeds United and Newcastle. But Manchester United are the most advanced,” he told The Football Terrace.
“So Manchester United and Brentford are in the mix. Behind them at the moment, but they could advance in the next week: Leicester, Leeds, there’s talk of West Ham United still as well. And Spurs is the least likely scenario,” he would later add.
Leeds interested in Christian Eriksen
Certainly, few Leeds fans will be thinking that they have any chance of signing Eriksen. He is a world-class player. And he is seemingly wanted by half of the Premier League.
Thomas Frank said that he has been ‘incredible‘. And he will be able to demand a huge contract at his next club.
It is hard to see Leeds being able to stand out enough in the race – if they do make an offer – to be able to convince Eriksen to move to Elland Road.
But there is no question that it would be unbelievable if they could somehow make something happen.
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