Christian Eriksen is said to be attracted by a possible move to Manchester United after informing Jose Mourinho of his intention to leave Tottenham.
Christian Eriksen could still move to Manchester United from Tottenham despite a potential deal between the two clubs breaking down in the summer. The Spurs playmaker has told Jose Mourinho that he will not be signing a new deal as he tries to find a new challenge, and could be gone in January.
The 27-year-old joined the club from Ajax in 2013 and has gone on to score 68 goals and lay on 88 assists in 293 appearances for his side in all competitions.
However, The Athletic have claimed that Mourinho’s appointment after Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking has not changed his mind over a move, and Old Trafford could be his next destination.
The report claims that United chiefs failed in a late attempt to sign the Denmark international at the end of the summer transfer window but could revisit that next month.
It adds that Eriksen himself is not opposed to a deal despite their position of ninth in the table, which could see Ed Woodward approach his rival Daniel Levy to open talks.
The midfielder was open about his desire to leave Spurs after their Champions League final defeat at the hands of Liverpool in June earlier this year, but insisted in September that it wouldn’t have a negative impact on his performances.
“I wish I could decide myself, like you can do in the [computer game]Football Manager, but I can’t do that sadly,” Eriksen said.
I don’t think it was wrong [to say that it was time for a new challenge].
“But this is football and you never know what happens in football. A lot of things play a part.”
He then added: “It is not a problem for me to empty my head [and get away from it].
“I don’t read a lot of what is written. I have been doing this for many years now and there have been a lot of rumours.
“A lot has been written, that I have been to Madrid to look for a house and so on, but it really doesn’t disrupt my life at all.
“The summer holidays were great. We went to Asia. It is always good to travel to the other side of the world.”
Spurs fans were handed hope that Eriksen may have changed his mind during a recent meeting with Mourinho, but his comments could have only suggested that his player will give his all until he leaves next year.
Mourinho said: “I’m not going to tell you what we said.
“Just me and him — and Amazon. He’s committed, loves the club and is one of us.”
Tottenham take on Manchester United on Wednesday with a chance to move three points behind Chelsea who sit third in the table.