Christian Eriksen has agreed to join Manchester United.
The Denmark international has verbally accepted a three-year contract to be part of Erik ten Hag’s Old Trafford revolution.
The signing is not yet complete, with formalities still to be carried out – but the playmaker is now set to become one of a host of new recruits this summer.
Eriksen became a free agent after his short-term deal with Brentford came to an end last month.
Tottenham had also shown interest in re-signing their former player – but when Antonio Conte turned his attention to other targets, it left United as front-runners for the 30-year-old.
The news is a welcome boost to Ten Hag, who is dealing with the fall-out of Cristiano Ronaldo making clear his intention to leave the club.
Ronaldo did not show up for his first day of pre-season training on Monday, citing family issues as the reason for his absence.
United have accepted his explanation – but are adamant he is not for sale and he will be expected to see out the remaining 12 months of his contract.