Manchester United fans have had their hopes boosted regarding the possible signing of Christian Eriksen.
What’s the word?
That is according to a report from Dean Jones (via GIVEMESPORT), who has claimed that the Red Devils are keen to sign “at least one player aged 30 or over”.
Should United sign Eriksen?
In his column for the website, the transfer insider stated that Erik ten Hag will issue changes in “pretty much every element of the squad”, and one of the 52-year-old’s main priorities for the new season is ensuring that there is enough experience on the pitch to help “manage difficult moments”.
As per the same report, it is said that Eriksen’s “mindset and professionalism could be key” in the early stages of the Ten Hag era.
Supporters surely buzzing
According to Transfermarkt, Manchester United’s average squad age for the 2021/22 season was 27, but with the departures of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Lee Grant, this average is set lower somewhat signifcantly.
As such, it will mean that just Cristiano Ronaldo and Phil Jones will be the only two outfield players in the squad over the age of 29.
With the latter expected to play a bit-part role at the very most, having barely featured in recent years, it means that Ronaldo is the only senior outfield regular.
Considering the amount of talent that United have in their youth ranks, such as Alejandro Garnacho and Hannibal Mejbri, among others, an experienced asset who fits the system of a Ten Hag possession style is just the kind of signing that United need this summer.
Eriksen has been schooled at Ajax earlier in his career, and when you also consider that he can be snagged on a free transfer, the move makes even more sense from a Red Devils perspective.
Supporters will surely be buzzing over what looks a very astute prospective signing from the Old Trafford club, although this does not mean that the priority level for Frenkie de Jong should be dropped.
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