Danny Mills claims that Manchester United’s pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen could lead to the departure of Paul Pogba this summer.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the Danish international would be a brilliant capture for the Red Devils but would cast the Frenchman’s place in the side into serious doubt.
The London Evening Standard report that United have made moves over potentially taking Eriksen from their Premier League rivals, with the transfer window closing in England on Thursday.
Mills says that Manchester United are looking a lot stronger heading into the new season than they did a couple of weeks ago, but that the capture of Eriksen could see Pogba seal a move elsewhere.
Mills told Football Insider: “Man United have made a move, maybe that could happen. Suddenly, 10 days ago you’re thinking Man United, struggling a little bit, can’t really get the players in, don’t really understand their policy.
“All of a sudden you’re going this looks a bit better – Aaron Wan Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Eriksen in the midfield. I think it would be incredible. There’s been no rumours, nothing in the papers, social media’s almost ghosted him. All of sudden he could be moving to Manchester United.
“It would be a fabulous acquisition for United, I really believe that – it does leave the situation with Pogba, does he not play in Pogba’s position? Is Pogba prepared to sit in as one of the holding midfielders? We know he can do it, unless it opens the door for him to go.”
Eriksen’s future in north London has been uncertain since he came out and said he was looking for a new challenge early in the summer, with just a year left on his current contract at Tottenham.
Pogba has also been linked with moves away from Old Trafford, the French star said to be unhappy with his position at the club.