Thomas Frank offers Christian Eriksen a Premier League transfer lifeline with Man Utd star ‘always welcome’ at Brentford


THOMAS FRANK says he would welcome Christian Eriksen back to Brentford with the midfielder currently out of favour at Manchester United.

The 31-year-old has featured only once for the Red Devils since the turn of the year – starting against his old club Tottenham three weeks ago.

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With just nine Premier League starts to his name this season, he may decide to consider his options this summer.

Galatasaray are keen but now his countryman Frank has said he would be willing to take him back to West London.

He played 11 matches for the Bees as he returned to football in 2022 – a few months after his heart scare at the Euros.

The Brentford chief told Tipsbladet:  “He will always be welcome back, Christian – always.

“I think he knows that. And we know that he had a good time here.

“I understood well why he went to United back then, and I’ve said that publicly.

“I also think he’s done well. Of course, he had an injury before Christmas for a while. But if Christian wants, he’s very welcome.”

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Eriksen was a mainstay of the United side which won the Carabao Cup and secured Champions League football last season.

However the emergence of youngster Kobbie Mainoo in recent weeks has pushed him further down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag.

Eriksen remains a useful squad player but with the club now out of Europe, he may find chances are hard to come by.

He will have just 12 months remaining on his contract in the summer so both the player and the club will have a decision to make.

Meanwhile Frank told the publication he expects bids to come in for star striker Ivan Toney in the summer – but says the phone never rang in January.

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He said: “This winter, we actually had no bids for him, but it would surprise me if there aren’t a lot of clubs interested in him.

“He’s a really good striker who is in his prime footballing age. Personally, as a coach, I would prefer to keep Toney, but one day it could be fun to see him at a top team.”

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