Eriksen joins Manchester United on a 3-year deal
Manchester United confirmed on Friday that they have acquired Christian Eriksen on a free transfer, with the Danish playmaker signing a three-year contract.
Eriksen, who required life-saving treatment on the field last year after suffering a near-fatal heart attack during a European Championship play against Finland in June, returned to action with Brentford in January after signing a short-term contract.
Eriksen is United’s second close-season signing under new Dutch manager Erik ten Hag, after the signing of Dutch left defender Tyrell Malacia.
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“Manchester United is a fantastic club, and I am looking forward to getting started.” “I’ve had the honor of playing at Old Trafford many times, but to do so in the red jersey of Manchester United will be an incredible sensation,” Eriksen said in a statement.
“I’ve seen Erik’s work at Ajax and am aware of the degree of precision and planning that he and his team put in every day.” He is clearly an excellent instructor.
“I am even more enthusiastic for the future after speaking with him and learning more about his vision and how he wants the squad to play.”
Eriksen was a player for Inter Milan when he collapsed and required surgery to be implanted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) device, which is not authorized in the Italian Serie A, resulting in his contract being terminated.
He made 11 league games for Brentford under Danish coach Thomas Frank, scoring one goal and contributing four assists as Brentford finished 13th in their maiden season in the Premier League.
He is no stranger to the Premier League, having spent almost seven seasons with Tottenham Hotspur, where he made over 300 appearances in all competitions.
He also returned to Denmark, scoring against Serbia on his return to Parken Stadium, where he had fallen.
“I still have big goals in the game, there’s a lot I know I can do, and here is the right spot to continue my adventure,” Eriksen continued.
United, who finished sixth last season and failed to qualify for the Champions League, begin the new Premier League season on Aug. 7 at home against Brighton & Hove Albion.
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