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Newcastle United: Journalist makes claim on potential summer signing

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Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Newcastle United have made an offer for Christian Eriksen over a potential move to St James’s Park this summer.

There have been reports stating that Newcastle United are one of the clubs that are interested in signing Christian Eriksen this summer, but the two frontrunners in the race to sign the Danish international are fellow Premier League sides Manchester United and Brentford.

Eriksen spent the second half of last season with Brentford, and he impressed after chipping in with five-goal contributions in 11 Premier League games, which is what has caught the eye of several clubs.

With Newcastle reportedly showing interest in Eriksen, Crook has claimed to GiveMeSport that the Magpies have made an offer for him but the deal will come down solely to where the Danish midfielder wants to go.

“There’s still a chance he could stay at Brentford, but I think he wants to play as high level as possible. I was told that Newcastle also made an offer. I think West Ham were at the table as well.

“Last I heard, United were confident, but ultimately it’s going to come down to Christian Eriksen,” Crook said.

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Eriksen, who was labelled as ‘unbelievable’ by Brentford boss Thomas Frank in the season just gone, was in impressive form for Brentford last season from January to the end of the season in the Premier League, he had the highest average player rating (7.54), he averaged the most accurate passes per game (40) and he also make the most amount of key passes on average per game (2.8), as per Sofascore.

Newcastle were in great form in the second half of last season, but Eddie Howe will be keen to upgrade his squad further and with them already spending nearly £60 million, Eriksen would be a great option because he would be on a free transfer, so they would only have to pay his weekly wages.

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