West Ham United ‘threw their hat in the ring’ for attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, Daily Express reporter claims ryan taylor.
The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the month when his short-term contract with Brentford expires, and there would be no shortage of opportunities to take the next step in his career.
What’s the latest on Eriksen?
Eriksen took seven months out of the game after his painful cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020 before the Bees handed him a six-month contract.
And remarkably, the 115-cap Danish international came close to returning to his best form for the capital club, registering one goal and four assists in 11 Premier League appearances.
However, after easily guiding Brentford to safety, Eriksen now has a big decision to make regarding his future.
Club Insider ExWHUemployee revealed that West Ham are one of several parties interested in securing the services of the creative talent, although it looks like they could face an uphill struggle.
Sky Sports have reported that Eriksen is currently considering whether to sign for Manchester United or Brentford after receiving “attractive offers” from the pair.
What did Taylor say about Eriksen?
Although the Red Devils and Brentford are leading the race for Eriksen, Taylor claimed “there is a feeling” that several other top teams would be willing to offer him a contract.
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In an interview with GiveMeSport he said: “The are other Premier League clubs who have thrown their hats into the ring.
“The likes of West Ham, and there is a feeling they would be willing to make an offer for Eriksen. Same for Leicester, Newcastle, that kind of clubs.
Would Eriksen be a good recruit?
West Ham are believed to be in the market to attack for reinforcements, with former loan star Jesse Lingard among David Moyes’ top targets.
However, Eriksen, who has racked up 110 senior club goals throughout his career, would be an attractive alternative.
According to FBref, it ranked in the 99e percentile for expected assists and shot creation actions, the 97e for the total number of shots, 93rd for progressive passes and 85e for expected non-penalty goals against positional peers over the past year.
It looks like Eriksen is destined for Old Trafford or Brentford Community Stadium, but West Ham could be tempted to make a last-minute move for the talented playmaker.