West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has dropped an update regarding the club’s reported interest in Christian Eriksen…
What’s the word?
According to the trusted source, the Hammers are believed to be keen on a deal for the Danish midfielder, following reports that suggested the east Londoners have ‘made contact’ with the 30-year-old’s representatives.
WHU fans! Would you take Eriksen?
Asked on Twitter if the club do in fact want to sign the playmaker, he stated: “We do but so does half the Premier League! Including Man United, Spurs and Brentford who has affiliations with”.
As alluded to above, David Moyes and co will face stiff competition for his signature, with both Manchester United and his former club Tottenham Hotspur believed to be in the running, while a return to Brentford – where he spent the last six months – is not out of the question.
That clamour for the £18m-rated gem is unsurprising considering that he is available on a free transfer this summer, having only signed a temporary deal with the Bees upon joining the club in January, with Thomas Frank’s side offering a return to elite-level football just a matter of months after he suffered a cardiac arrest while on international duty at Euro 2020.
The use of an ICD implant as part of his recovery saw him unable to feature for former club Inter Milan due to Serie A regulations, with that eventually sparking his return to the Premier League, where he has since rubber-stamped just what a talent he is.
In just 11 outings for the west London outfit, the creative midfielder chipped in with one goal and four assists, notably netting in the club’s shock 4-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge back in early April.
Such form served as a reminder as to the quality he had showcased in his previous spell in English football, the 6 foot menace having registered 69 goals and a further 90 assists in 305 games in all competitions while at Spurs, proving an integral cog in Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive machine that reached the Champions League final in 2019.
Having departed the Lilywhites in January 2020, Eriksen went on to claim the Scudetto under Antonio Conte during the 2020/21 campaign, with it no surprise that the Italian is seemingly keen on a reunion this summer.
As for the Hammers, however, such a deal would add undeniable quality to an area of the pitch in need of both depth and competition, with Moyes’ side currently crying out for midfield recruits following the retirement of long-serving skipper, Mark Noble.
Although they face a battle to get an agreement secured – amid the hefty rival interest – just knowing that the club is in the conversation will be of great delight to supporters, with the Hammers seemingly able to set their sights on more high-profile targets following their impressive rise in recent years.