Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has told Manchester United that he has “no interest” in moving to Old Trafford and will instead try to move abroad, reportedly.
Danish international Eriksen has made it clear that he will not sign a new deal with Spurs, for which he has made more than 300 appearances since he signed Ajax in 2013.
Rivals of Premier League United were one of the clubs strongly linked to a move for Eriksen, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eager to strengthen his team during the January transfer window.
But the Daily Star claims that Manchester United has now accepted defeat in the game to sign Eriksen after holding multiple talks with the 27-year-old in the past few weeks.
With the contract expiring at the end of the season, Eriksen is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club and is interested in joining Real Madrid or Inter Milan.
The ability to play abroad was the main reason why Eriksen took advantage of the opportunity to move to Old Trafford and told Manchester United that he had “no interest” in the pass.
While arguing that Eriksen favors a move to Spain, Liverpool hero Steve McManaman wondered if he would be able to make his way into Real Madrid’s first team.
‘If he wants to stay in this country, then Manchester United would be a natural choice for him, but if he wants to go to Italy or Spain, surely someone will take him because if he wants to go to Spain he can now sign a contract and go to the end of the season “McManaman told horseracing.net.
‘It all depends on your personal opinion. Whether he’s good enough to play for Real Madrid is a different matter, because the midfield they have is in good shape at the moment.
‘I saw three of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric back in midfield against Getafe and obviously Valverde is also playing really well there, so they already have a certain number of players in that area.’
In addition to hitting Eriksen, Manchester United also saw Leicester City’s Dutch ace Donny van de Beek and James Maddison.
Solskjaer’s team, which is currently sixth in the Premier League, will face Norwich City this weekend.