Man United Edge Closer to Signing £20m Ajax Playmaker as Danish International Hopes for Old Trafford Switch

Young Dane very keen on Old Trafford move.

Ajax star Eriksen pining for £20m Man United switch as Zenit lodge bid

Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen will ask his club Ajax if Manchester United are one of two clubs bidding for his services before he makes a decision on his future.

Zenit St Petersburg have begun talks with the Dutch champions over the £20million-rated 20-year-old, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Ferguson was impressed by the playmaker’s performances against United in last season’s Europa League and could be tempted to make an offer to bolster his midfield options.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Christian Eriksen is apparently hopeful that Sir Alex Ferguson will enter the race to secure his signature following the public statements of admiration the Scot made in relation to the Dane’s talents, most specifically prior and post Man United’s encounters with Ajax last term.

Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has already brought in Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell this summer and has stated his intention to bring in one or two more before the transfer window closes. The Scot has been linked with interest in Eriksen for some time and perhaps the fact that Ajax skipper Jan Vertonghen left for Tottenham convinced the 20 year old the time was right to leave the Amsterdam side.

Eriksen has had two standout seasons at the Amsterdam Arena, scoring 16 goals and providing an incredible 35 assists leading Ajax to back to back Eredivisie titles.

The young attacking midfielder had a fairly successful Euro 2012 finals tournament though Denmark failed to qualify from the group stage Eriksen still impressed at the highest level.

Ferguson could well do with further midfield acquisitions. The Old Trafford boss elected to sell Ji-Sung Park and it looks as though Darren Fletcher is no nearer to returning to action following an extended period out with illness. Veterans Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick are clearly in the latter stages of their careers and Brazilian Anderson has been way below par over the past 18 months and has been linked with a move away from Man United.

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