Manchester United Transfer News: Christian Eriksen Wants Move to Old Trafford

Frank WagnerCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Christian Eriksen of Ajax challenges Ashley Young of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and AFC Ajax at Old Trafford on February 23, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Manchester United could have a new star of the future on their hands.

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has been linked from a move away from his current club, Ajax, for quite a few months now.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg have begun discussions with Ajax to work a deal for the £20 million Dane.

However, the Daily Mirror reports that Eriksen has made clear his desire to go to Manchester United this summer.

In last season's Europa League Round of 32 tie between Manchester United and Ajax, Eriksen's play apparently caught the eye of United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 20-year-old midfielder has already been capped 21 times with his national side and helped his club to a cup and two Eredivisie titles. He has also been named the 2011 Danish footballer of the year, the 2011 Dutch football talent of the year and to the 2011 UEFA U-21 European Championship's Team of the Tournament.

On the other hand, his play for Denmark in Euro 2012 was widely seen as a great disappointment, as he failed to have much of an impact for his side in their elimination from the "Group of Death."

Still, his play thus far has shown great promise.

For United, the price tag may be a bit daunting, but Eriksen would give them yet another much-needed young talent in the midfield.



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