Good things are happening in the world of Tottenham Hotspur, but let’s start the day with bad news. According to David Ornstein in The Athletic and now confirmed by several other sources, Christian Eriksen has decided where he will play football next season – and it’s at Manchester United.
EXCLUSIVE: Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join Manchester United as a free agent. The 30-year-old playmaker has expressed his desire to play for #MUFC + accept the 3-year offer. The contract must be finalized and medically completed before the move is complete @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/YPnPldXRhg
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 4, 2022
The deal is verbal and will be a three-year deal with significant salaries. At United, Eriksen will join Erik Ten Hag who recently managed Eriksen’s former club Ajax. He chooses United over Brentford, who gave Christian his big chance to return to Premier League football after his cardiac arrest at EURO 2020, and Tottenham, his former club.
Eriksen joining United instantly makes them a better club, and although United undoubtedly made Eriksen the most lucrative offer, the decision feels Christian going after the sack. And honestly, fair play for him, I guess. Christian doesn’t quite look like the sort of player nostalgic for past stops in his career, and it was unlikely Spurs would be able to offer a three-year contract on the same salary as United. Eriksen has undoubtedly earned the right to decide where he wants to play.
But on a visceral, fandom level, it’s disgusting and I wish he had made a different choice. I don’t appreciate seeing Spurs playing him at least twice a season for the next three years.