Christian Eriksen has disclosed that he turned down interest from Tottenham and Brentford because he thought a move to Manchester United would provide him with “redeeming” for the events of the previous 15 months.
Despite strong interest from rival Premier League clubs, the Dane agreed to a three-year contract with United in July.
Because Serie A does not permit players to play with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Eriksen’s contract at Inter Milan was canceled after he experienced a heart arrest at Euro 2021. (ICD).
Eriksen’s return to the field was uncertain, but Brentford gambled by signing the playmaker in January.
After his initial six-month contract with the Bees expired, Eriksen flourished in north London, and the Bees were eager to recruit him to a long-term contract.
Eriksen’s former team, Spurs, was also considering a move for the Dane, and Antonio Conte made that clear last season.
Eriksen, though, claims that the appeal of joining “one of the biggest clubs in the world” outweighed other considerations.
The Red Devils, according to Eriksen, is among the biggest clubs in the world.
It was like demonstrating you could get an offer from United given what had transpired earlier. It was fantastic. I’ve joined a really large club. I had plenty of [opportunity]. I had a good number of possibilities, but the key was picking the best one.
Of course, Brentford wanted me to stay, but at this point in my career, I feel like I had the chance to go above and beyond what I had hoped and dreamed of.
He intended to launch my career by visiting a club with a larger address, and I was successful.
Since his arrival, Eriksen has flourished at Old Trafford, and in the team’s most recent game against Arsenal, which they won 3-1, he was named Man of the Match.
In addition to making beautiful passes for United’s first and second goals, the Dane assisted on their third goal.