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Christian Eriksen has been confirmed as a Manchester United player following months of speculation.
The Danish attacker, who joined Brentford last season for a six-month spell, has been weighing up his offers over the month – but ultimately has decided to put his faith in the Red Devils. The attacker went through a medical with the club and has now been signed off as an official player, with the club confirming the news via their official site and social channels.
The Daily Star exclusively reported in April that Eriksen would be making the move to the northwest giants and that he was on the Erik ten Hag's wishlist for the summer. And now, indeed, the Denmark international has put pen to paper on a three-year deal that will see him remain at OId Trafford until 2025, as boss Erik ten Hag continues his overhaul of the side who did so poorly last season under Ralf Rangnick.
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The star made an emotional return to the Premier League last campaign, joining up with Thomas Frank's Brentford.
He had been with Inter Milan but suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. Following the implementation of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), he had to leave the club as Serie A rules would not allow players to wear one and compete.
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Eriksen said via the club's site: “Manchester United is a special club, and I cannot wait to get started. I have had the privilege of playing at Old Trafford many times but to do it in the red shirt of United will be an amazing feeling. "
John Murtough, the Red Devils' football director, said: “Christian has been one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe throughout his career. It is no surprise that he had so many options this summer, so we are really happy that he was convinced that this is the right club for him.
“In addition to his outstanding technique, Christian will add valuable experience and leadership skills to the squad, and we are looking forward to seeing the benefits of these qualities on the pitch this coming season and beyond.”
The 30-year-old has played 237 games in the Premier League, netting 52 goals and providing 71 assists in that time.
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