Brentford willing to make Man Utd target highest paid player

Christian Eriksen
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Brentford are willing to break their wage structure in order to keep Manchester United transfer target Christian Eriksen at the club, according to The Telegraph.

Erik ten Hag has reportedly asked the Manchester United board to sign the 30 year old Denmark international this summer.

Christian Eriksen is set to become a free agent at the end of June when his Brentford contract will expire.

Eriksen, 30, suffered a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last summer. Inter Milan had to terminate his contract due to Serie A rules.

However, he made a successful return to action after joining the Bees on a six-month deal in January.

Eriksen made 11 appearances for Brentford after signing a short-term deal in January and is also attracting interest from former club Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Newcastle United.

Brentford has reportedly asked Eriksen to ignore Manchester United’s interest and stay for another season with the Premier League side.

Thomas Frank’s side have made it clear to the midfielder that they will be willing to make him comfortably the highest-paid player in the squad if he chooses to stay.

Brentford are reportedly happy break their tightly-controlled wage structure for Eriksen due to his experience, quality and the fact that it would not require a transfer fee to sign him.

On Eriksen’s future, Brentford director of football Phil Giles recently said: “It is no secret that we would love Christian to remain at Brentford for more seasons, and we will continue to discuss that possibility with him and his representatives.”

Meanwhile, former Premier League forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed that Christian Eriksen is too good for Manchester United.

“I think he’d make every team better,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.

“Imagine playing with him, the runs you could make, he’d find you with his passing.

“I’m sure he’s got so many options and there’s talk about Manchester United but I don’t know about that.

“I think he can do better than United.”

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