Christian Eriksen is all set to be a Manchester United player in 2022/23.
On Monday, David Ornstein confirmed that the Red Devils had a verbal agreement with the Danish playmaker, who impressed in the second half of last season at Brentford.
Shortly after that news done the rounds on social media, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano gave the deal the coveted ‘here we go’ treatment.
The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder returned to competitive action earlier on in the year with Brentford after suffering a cardiac arrest in a group stage match at Euro 2020.
It didn’t take long for him to find his stride. Eriksen finished the campaign with a goal and four assists from 11 appearances, his brilliance helping keep the Bees in the Premier League.
And during his marvellous 2021/22 comeback, Eriksen was involved in a rather heartwarming moment with soon-to-be United teammate, Brandon Williams.
During Brentford’s match away at Norwich City on March 5th, Eriksen and Williams tussled for the ball, with both players eventually falling to the turf in a heap.
Fired up by the fact he’d been sent to the ground, Williams was ready for a bit of a skirmish with the player next to him – until he realised who it was.
As soon as the defender caught eyes with Eriksen, his attitude towards the situation changed rather dramatically.
Williams helped the Danish icon to his feet with a beaming smile on his face after giving him a big ol’ cuddle and it really was a heartwarming moment.
Video: Eriksen and Williams’ wholesome moment during Norwich 1-3 Brentford
I want Brandon Williams to post this when we sign Eriksen 😭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/WzYM31XNfD— 💢 (@Utd_Lad_) July 4, 2022
Nothing we see this weekend is topping Brandon Williams giving Christian Eriksen a cuddle pic.twitter.com/9oTPK9AdqM— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 6, 2022
You just love to see it!
If United don’t somehow factor that footage into Eriksen’s announcement video (should the deal be completed as expected), then they really have missed a trick.
The Dane will add some much-needed depth to the Red Devils’ creativity department, acting as the perfect back-up to Bruno Fernandes in the central playmaking role.
United noticeably lacked suitable cover in that exact position last season, so the acquisition of Eriksen can only be a huge positive for the club – especially given that he won’t cost a penny in transfer fees.