Brentford boss Thomas Frank has told Danish news outlet BT that he does not yet know Christian Eriksen’s final decision on which club he will sign for.
Eriksen has indicated to Manchester United that he wants to join the club, and is expected to sign a three-year deal with manager Erik Ten Hag’s side after his short-term contract expired with the Bees at the end of June.
But Frank says he is still waiting to see what Eriksen has decided.
“Right now he’s not a Brentford player, but he’s not a player for anyone else either. It may well be that right now it seems to be a different place than with us, but let’s see,” he said.
Frank said that he remained “optimistic” and added that communication with Eriksen is ongoing.
He also revealed that he had spoken to him at the Denmark national team’s camp, though insisted he is not aware of any final decision being taken by the midfielder.
Brentford are, however, close to making their first summer signing in Bologna full-back Aaron Hickey.
The Bees are also looking to bring in Hull City attacker Keane Lewis-Potter and Frank told the club’s YouTube channel that he hopes to have some new signings confirmed soon.
“Hopefully sooner rather than later, we’ll have a new player or new players that I can speak about and tell in detail about how excited I am to work with them, to develop them, and to push them to the next level in the way they can improve and help the team,” he explained.
“There’s a lot of hard work going on and a lot of long hours but we’re working hard on it.”