Newcastle are said to be “growing increasingly hopeful” that they can sign Christian Eriksen before any of their Premier League rivals do.
In January, Eriksen signed a short-term contract with Brentford until the end of the season.
The midfielder has already recorded a goal and an assist in the Bees’ first five Premier League appearances. He also scored a goal on his return to international duty for his country.
Thomas Frank, Brentford’s manager, is eager to hang on to a fellow countryman. Spurs, Everton, and West Ham are all interested in the 30-year-old, however.
According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle can also be added to the list of potential suitors for Eriksen, as the Magpies are said to be “growing increasingly hopeful” of winning the race.
Premier League survival could be within reach for Eddie Howe’s side. As a result, the Newcastle manager is already planning for the upcoming transfer window.
Newcastle’s Saudi Arabian backers are expected to provide additional funding for the club during the upcoming transfer window. As they did in January, Eriksen is on their list of targets.
Financial Fair Play regulations are also taken into consideration by the St. James’ Park hierarchy, according to the report. In light of this, bringing in Eriksen for free is a no-brainer.
The attacking midfielder’s wages at Brentford are expected to rise significantly when he joins Newcastle. Any other offer Eriksen receives will be met or surpassed by them.
Eriksen was a star at Tottenham for seven years, scoring 69 goals in 305 games.