CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN snubbed Manchester United over a promise made to Tottenham owner Daniel Levy in 2017, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claimed the Dane’s agent Martin Schoots passed on the vow that he would not join another London club out of respect to Spurs.
Christian Eriksen is full of respect for his former clubCredit: Reuters
Daniel Levy didn’t want to see Eriksen play elsewhere in EnglandCredit: Alamy
And Eriksen, now 30, apparently extended his promise to all English clubs when United’s interest came out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hoping to secure an £80million deal for the playmaker but failed to land his man.
Eriksen handed in a transfer request in 2019 after outlining his desire for a new challenge.
That sparked plenty of interest with both Real and Atletico Madrid joining Juventus in the hunt.
But the Spurs ace eventually joined Inter Milan for £17million in 2020 as his contract began to run down.
After initially struggling, Eriksen found his form under Antonio Conte and helped Inter win their first Serie A title since 2010.
The popular star went into cardiac arrest on the pitch while playing for Denmark in their Euro 2020 opener against Finland last summer.
Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator after thankfully making a full recovery.
After his contract was terminated, he joined Brentford as a free agent and has enjoyed a remarkable season for the Bees.
He played 11 games, scoring once and contributing four assists – but with his six-month contract coming to an end soon, his future is up in the air.
And according to reports, Eriksen has been approached by three Premier League clubs – with the likes of Man Utd and Spurs reportedly registering their interest.
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