By Sam Stone

19th Jun, 2022 | 8:10pm

Christian Eriksen desire to remain in London a huge blow for Everton transfer hopes

The latest update on Christian Eriksen is a blow for any hopes of the 30-year-old midfielder joining Everton after his Brentford contract expires at the end of June.

It had been reported by the Daily Mail on 15 June, that the Toffees had submitted a contract offer to the former Tottenham and Inter Milan midfielder.

The report also claimed that Eriksen is attracting interest from Manchester United, Tottenham and current club Brentford.

However, it has been reported by The Athletic on Saturday 18 June that Eriksen is keen to stay in London meaning a move to Tottenham or remaining at Brentford looks the most likely outcome for the Dane.

This will come as a blow to Frank Lampard, but somewhat expected given the quality of Eriksen and the clubs that are in for the midfielder.

He would’ve provided a much-needed creative spark to Everton’s midfield and his set-piece delivery could’ve been an excellent source of ammunitions for Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison.

However, missing out on Eriksen is perhaps a good piece of business for Lampard.

Too often the Toffees have relied upon older players on high wages and Eriksen does fit the same mould, albeit with a lot more quality.

The Dane’s decision to stay in London could well mean that Lampard is forced to target another younger player, which could potentially hold a better value for the Toffees.

It would’ve been a privilege to watch Eriksen in a royal blue shirt but it is far from the end of the world for Evertonians.

It is a good thing they are out of a bidding war for his wages, because as we all know, Everton can sometimes get carried away.

In other Everton news, yet another European giant who has enjoyed recent major success are eyeing a move for a key Toffees man

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