Brentford boss Thomas Frank has revealed he still remains hopeful of signing Christian Eriksen despite interest from Manchester United.
According to Frank, he has an agreement with Eriksen that the midfielder will call him and inform him of his decision before he makes it public.
The 30-year-old made a sensational return to football in January when he signed a six-month deal with Brentford, just six months after he suffered a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at Euro2020.
Eriksen impressed during his loan spell at Brentford, scoring once and providing four assists in just 11 appearances for Brentford.
Brentford boss Frank is desperate to keep the playmaker at Brentford but he faces competition from Manchester United.
Brentford are prepared to make the attacking midfielder the highest-paid player in the club’s history in order to keep him – although Eriksen is yet to commit to a new deal.
Brentford boss Frank has revealed he is expecting a decision from Eriksen and his representatives in two weeks.
“I coached Eriksen in the youth ranks in Denmark,” Frank said.
“In October, my son called me: ‘Dad, why don’t you contact Christian? He has to play football again.’ I called Eriksen in December and asked him if he would consider playing football again at Brentford and he replied: ‘Funny thing is I thought of you too’.
“I never had any doubts that he would come back to a good level and now I hope we can retain him. I do not know [Eriksen to Brentford]. I know we still have a chance and I hope he will make a decision in two weeks.
“The agreement is that he will call me and tell me what he wants to do. He hasn’t decided yet.”
Meanwhile, Adam Shergold of Daily Mail believes signing Eriksen makes sense for Manchester United.
Shergold wrote on Daily Mail: “On a number of levels, Christian Eriksen is a signing that makes a lot of sense for Manchester United.
“Summer departures mean United must restock their midfield, Eriksen’s schooling in the ways of Ajax means he’ll understand what Erik ten Hag wants to do, he would not only reduce the creative burden on Bruno Fernandes but offer a point of difference and, most pleasingly for the club’s hierarchy, he is available on a free.
“But bringing in the 30-year-old Denmark star must be just one part of the Ten Hag rebuild at Old Trafford and by no means the most urgent.
“Eriksen is a top quality player but he is not the assured defensive midfielder United have desperately needed for about four years now. Nor is he a right-back, or a striker, the other areas of concern in the United team.
“He would represent a smart piece of business, costing only his wages, but is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle.”