Former Tottenham player Christian Eriksen was given a return chance by Brentford and his short spell with the club demonstrated that the Danish has still enough potency to compete in the physically demanding league. Eriksen was a free agent this summer and recently signed a three-year contract with Manchester United.
After Eriksen left Brentford, many clubs became interested in the midfielder. The two biggest contenders for the player were Manchester United and Tottenham.
Journalist David Ornstein recently appeared on YouTube channel The Athletic (h/t the Express) and explained why the Dane chose the club from Manchester over Spurs.
According to him, Spurs have repeatedly contacted the midfielder about signing him. However, the main requirement on Eriksen’s contract was the length and financial terms. They apparently did not quite suit Tottenham. After that, the player agreed to a move to Old Trafford, where he signed a three-year contract.
We believe that Spurs could meet the same salary as offered by Man United, but most likely Tottenham did not want to give Erisken such a lengthy contract.