Tottenham could edge Man Utd in race for Eriksen after old promise made to club

Both Manchester United and Tottenham have expressed interest in signing Christian Eriksen this summer, with the Red Devils already making the star an offer. But the Denmark international once made a promise to Tottenham, and it could be the difference this summer.

Eriksen became a star at Tottenham, and fans are already dreaming of an unlikely return for their former midfielder under Antonio Conte.

But it is United that are believed to have made the first formal approach for the 30-year-old, after his six-month deal at Brentford expired. The midfielder was offered a route back into football by the newly promoted Premier League side in January, after Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest last summer.

And the Dane discovered his former form, and his return has been one of the major success stories within the sport as he looks set to re-sign for a ‘big six’ club. But after Eriksen made a promise to Daniel Levy back in 2017, United could be snubbed for Tottenham.

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Eriksen snubbed United years ago, and there’s no reason why he won’t do the same again this summer. Conte is a big admirer of the midfielder, as he signed him for Inter Milan back in 2020 – and after already signing former star Ivan Perisic on a free deal this summer there’s no reason why he won’t do the same with Eriksen.

And their entry back into the Champions League may have helped their case, as a potential move looks very attractive for Eriksen with Conte beginning to rebuild the club. Although Eriksen forced a move away in 2020, he still holds a lot of love for Tottenham.

Tottenham have already signed Perisic this summer, and the loan deals for both Dejan Kulusevski and Cristian Romero will be made permanent. Djed Spence is also on their radar, and they’ve agreed a £30million fee with Brighton for midfielder Yves Bissouma.

There is lots of competition for places under the Conte rebuild, something that Tottenham haven’t experienced for a while. But with a Champions League campaign coming up, the experience of Eriksen could be vital.