West Ham United: Journalist reveals Christian Eriksen interest

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Journalist Paul Brown has claimed that West Ham United have looked into the possibility of a move for Christian Eriksen this summer.

According to reports, West Ham have made an official approach to sign Eriksen this summer, but the Hammers might fall short as other Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have also shown interest.

Eriksen, who has been called ‘unbelievable’, spent the second half of last season on loan with Brentford, and he impressed after registering four assists and chipping in with a goal in 11 Premier League games, following the disastrous event that occurred at Euro 2020.

Despite West Ham reportedly showing interest in the Danish international, Brown claimed to GiveMeSport that he would rather join a team playing in either the Europa League or the Champions League.

He said: “I think they’ve asked the question, but I think Eriksen is quite ambitious and wants to play for a team of a higher standing than that. Ideally, he’d love to be playing in the Champions League, really.

“He had a chance to go back to Spurs when the Inter thing wasn’t really working out for him, and all the indications from his people then were that he didn’t really want to come back to the Premier League. He felt it was a step back for him; he wanted to move up in the world and play regular Champions League football for a contender, so West Ham and Brentford clearly don’t fit that.

“Things have changed since then; obviously a lot’s happened in his life. But I think, ideally, he’s still looking for one more shot at the big time and may feel that West Ham aren’t high on his list of priorities.”

TIF Thoughts on Brown’s comments…

Eriksen’s return to football last season shocked the world, and his impressive performances have caught the eye of many, but West Ham might find themselves low down in the pecking order due to them finishing seventh and failing to qualify for the Europa League.

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, but bringing in someone like Eriksen, who has great experience playing in the Champions League, might be enough to persuade the England international to stay a little longer.

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