Old Trafford boss wants talented playmaker.
Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly interested in Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen as the Old Trafford boss continues to target top young talent to populate his Man United squad.
Having brought in the likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, David de Gea and Phil Jones over the past 18 months Ferguson continues to track prospective youthful additions to help Man United build for the future. The Scot is hoping to mould such signings alongside those coming through the club’s own youth system as the Premier League champions plan to cope with those veterans who have left the club over the past year.
With Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Edwin van der Sar all retiring and the likes of Wes Brown and John O’Shea sold, the Man United boss is plotting moves for youngsters he feels will add quality to his squad and to that end is now targeting much sought after Danish international Eriksen.
The 19 year old attacking midfielder is now a regular in the Ajax side and helped the Amsterdam side to their first domestic title in seven years. Eriksen notched up over 40 appearances last term and is now a regular in the Danish national team set-up.
The teenager is apparently also being targeted by Man City and a host of other European sides and it may be tough to lure the youngster this summer as he looks to enjoy his first Champions League foray and hopes to continue Ajax’s rejuvenation but Ferguson will hope that the allure of a move to Old Trafford will appeal to the former Odense youth team player.
Man United have been strongly linked with interest in Wesley Sneijder, Samir Nasri and Luka Modric but at present deals to bring in any of that trio appear to have hit the buffers and a move Eriksen would have more resonance with the current transfer policy Ferguson is adopting.