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Eriksen open to Spurs switch

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August 14, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Christian Eriksen would be open to following Jan Vertonghen, his former Ajax team-mate, to White Hart Lane

Christian Eriksen has hinted that he would be open to a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but he appears to be in no rush to leave Ajax.

Eriksen, who has 36 caps for Denmark, has long been linked with a move to the Premier League. While Liverpool have also been mentioned as a possible destination, Eriksen, 21, has indicated that he would welcome a reunion with Jan Vertonghen, his former Ajax team-mate, at White Hart Lane.

"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, I see it as an opportunity to try something new, but if nothing comes, I do not mind staying.

"There are Russian clubs that have called and made bids for me. I did not take much time to refuse. I would like to join one of the five major leagues. I have the view that I do not want to go to Russia at my age. I do not look at the money."

Eriksen scored 13 goals for Ajax last season.

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