EVERTON have reportedly made a “pitch” to sign free agent Christian Eriksen with the club set to lose star man Richarlison to Tottenham in a £60million transfer.
Eriksen put himself back onto the radar of some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs after helping Brentford maintain their top flight status.
The Denmark star was snapped up by the Bees on a short-term deal after he was released by Inter Milan following his collapse at Euro 2020.
But according to inews, Eriksen may not be heading back to the Brentford Community Stadium for the 2022/23 season.
Everton have sounded out the playmaker over a move with the Toffees set to lose star man Richarlison to Tottenham.
The Brazilian played a key role in Everton’s Prem survival last term but is keen for a new challenge elsewhere.
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Negotiations were “tense” between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Everton’s Bill Kenwright, with the latter left frustrated by Levy’s lowballing attempts.
But all parties are said to be happy with the result with Everton set to pocket £60m, making a profit on their initial £40m investment.
Everton’s “pitch” to Eriksen will have to be good as he is also attracting interest from Manchester United.
New Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag wants the midfielder to be a part of his Old Trafford rebuild.
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Ten Hag got to see Eriksen up close and personal at Ajax last year, where he trained to keep up fitness while searching for a club.
Eriksen could join fellow targets Frenkie de Jong, Lisandro Martinez and Youri Tielemans in Ten Hag’s revolution.