‘I can see him at Manchester United,’ says Christian Eriksen of a striker transfer target.
Rasmus Hojlund has already been approached by Manchester United about a summer transfer swap, and Eriksen has given his consent.
Christian Eriksen has praised Manchester United target Rasmus Hojlund but admits he has yet to talk with Atalanta striker Erik ten Hag.
The midfielder also spoke about the problems that young players can experience at Old Trafford due to the club’s pressure. United have held talks with Hojlund about a summer transfer as they look for alternatives to top target Harry Kane.
Last season, the 20-year-old scored 16 goals, not adding the five he scored in two Denmark appearances during the March internationals. He’ll be back with the national squad for this weekend’s Euro 2024 qualifiers, alongside fellow countryman Eriksen.
The United midfielder praised his international teammate but refused to speculate on whether the Reds will make an offer.
“I can see him [Hojlund] at Manchester United, but I haven’t recommended him to Erik ten Hag,” Eriksen said in an interview with Ekstra Bladet. “He is a fantastic guy and a good player who has grown tremendously at Atalanta.” I won’t be able to respond to anything the club does.”
Despite being sidelined from late January to April, Eriksen concluded his first season at United with two goals and ten assists. Because of the attention the Reds are receiving, he calls them “the most unique” club he’s ever visited.
“It’s a club where there’s a huge amount of attention because everyone has an attitude towards Manchester United,” he added. ”I had tried a lot when I came to the club. So I knew a little bit about what size the club was.
“For younger players who come to the club, it can be really difficult, because the club is the size it is now.”