Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Eriksen open to possibility of joining Tottenham

The playmaker has less than a year remaining on his contract at Ajax and reveals his interest in a potential switch to White Hart Lane following recent speculation

Ajax attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed that he is open to the possibility of joining Tottenham and believes they are a "great club".

The Denmark international had been linked with a move to Liverpool and AC Milan earlier in the summer but Spurs made an enquiry for his services in December and have maintained their interest.

And, with less than a

year left on his existing contract, the 21-year-old is willing to consider linking up with his ex-Ajax team-mate Jan Vertonghen in north London, although talks have yet to take place.

"Tottenham are a great club," Eriksen told Danish newspaper BT. "I know from Vertonghen that it is a good club, which is interesting, but there has not been any contact.

"I do not know if I am going to leave Ajax. We'll find out in two weeks. There are to my knowledge no negotiations right now either with a new club or Ajax.

"If there is a good approach [from another club], I see as an opportunity to try something new but, if nothing comes, I do not mind staying."

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been busy reshaping his squad so far this summer - with the likes of Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado all joining the club - though the future of star man Gareth Bale is still unclear.