Erik ten Hag has hailed the expertise of Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez after Manchester United agreed offers to signal the duo.
United introduced the signing of Eriksen on a free switch on Friday, following the expiration of the midfielder’s short-term deal at Brentford.
The Denmark worldwide starred after signing a six-month contract with the Bees in January, inspiring Thomas Frank’s aspect to a robust end-of-season run of type and Premier League security.
The 30-year-old – who has scored 52 targets and supplied 71 assists in 237 appearances within the Premier League throughout spells at Tottenham and Brentford – has signed a three-year deal and Ten Hag is delighted to have added the midfielder’s creativity and expertise to his squad.
“He’s an skilled participant. He performs in nations overseas, in Italy, in Holland, a very long time in England, so he is aware of the Premier League,” Ten Hag advised ManUtd.com
“It’s an absolute benefit that we now have him in.
“I believe he’s a powerful soccer participant and I believe the followers will take pleasure in watching him, as a result of he’s artistic, he has concepts.
“I believe particularly our strikers may even be comfortable as a result of he’s the one who can contain them within the recreation.”
Ten Hag had been eager so as to add creativity to his midfield, following the exits of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard this summer time.
The Dutchman says his focus has been on figuring out the ‘proper gamers’ this summer time and believes Eriksen will show to be a wonderful addition to the Crimson Devils.
“The truth that we’ve acquired him, we now have him now in our squad, tells every little thing, as a result of I believe we have been actually selective.
“It was not the purpose to get gamers in, however the appropriate gamers in. I’m actually comfortable that we succeeded with Christian Eriksen.”
United have additionally agreed a £57m deal to signal Lisandro Martinez from Ajax. The defender impressed below Ten Hag’s administration and was named as Ajax’s Participant of the Season in 2021/22, after successful the Eredivisie title.
The 24-year-old’s transfer can be confirmed topic to a medical, visa necessities, and participant phrases being finalised, although Ten Hag is delighted to have the ability to welcome a participant he described as a ‘warrior’ into his plans.
“He’s a warrior and I believe the followers will admire him. He has an angle, combating spirit,” Ten Hag stated.
“He brings aggressiveness within the recreation, in a great way. I believe we’d like that.
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“But in addition, he’s additionally skilful and he can cope with the ball and he’s left-footed.”
Ten Hag was eager to deliver Martinez with him to the Premier League and believes his previous expertise working alongside the Argentina can profit his adaption to English soccer.
“I believe it’s necessary, yeah. I believe the Premier League is excessive depth, a lot of challenges. We want such gamers [with fighting spirit],” he stated.
“Sure concepts, he is aware of them. That is a bonus, clearly.
“But in addition he has to adapt, to a brand new nation, a brand new membership, new team-mates. So additionally a variety of issues can be totally different.”
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