Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join Manchester United

Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join Manchester United, according to David Ornstein of the Athletic.

Ornstein writes: “Eriksen has communicated to United that he wants to play for the Old Trafford club and is prepared to accept their proposal of a three-year deal.

“The process of drafting contracts has now started and if that is finalised, the 30-year-old playmaker would need to come through medical tests.”

The medical tests are not expected to be a problem.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano adds that talks with new United manager Erik ten Hag played a ‘key factor’ in his decision.

It caps off a remarkable comeback for Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland just over a year ago.

Eriksen collapsed to the floor and was rushed to hospital. He had a defibrillator fitted and returned to action in January as he signed for Brentford.

Christian Eriksen in action against Manchester United in May
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Christian Eriksen of Brentford challenges Anthony Elanga of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The 30-year-old was brilliant for the Bees as he scored once and recorded four assists in 11 games.

Brentford won seven of the games in which Eriksen started. He was a major reason why they finished well clear of the relegation zone in 13th.

Brentford were keen to extend the Dane’s stay but it appears he has chosen to join the Manchester giants.

United have had a slow start to the transfer window but are set to add to their squad.

Christian Eriksen in action for Brentford against Manchester United in May
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Christian Eriksen of Brentford is marked by Nemanja Matic of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Tyrell Malacia arrived at Carrington on Monday morning for the second part of his medical. United have agreed a £15m deal for the 22-year-old left-back.

It’s looking increasingly likely that Eriksen will follow Malacia through the door, while United have also been heavily linked with moves for Ajax duo, Lisandro Martinez and Antony, as well as Barcelona star, Frenkie de Jong.

One player that could depart is Cristiano Ronaldo, though.

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The Portuguese superstar wants to play Champions League football and has asked United to let him leave this summer.

United are believed to have no intention of selling the 37-year-old, though.

Ronaldo was not present when the majority of Manchester United players returned for pre-season training on Monday morning. Sky Sports report his absence was due to family reasons, with United accepting this explanation.

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