Just under seven days ago there was so much media speculation over the transfers of Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela that Ajax’s Christian Eriksen almost arrived at the Lane unnoticed. However, anyone who has seen the 21 year old perform either for his Dutch club or the Danish national side will be aware that he may well prove to be our most effective acquisition of the recent window.
At a quoted fee of around £11m, this could also be the biggest bargain for any Premiership club and while we look forward to Eriksen’s performances on the pitch, the player himself has been talking to Spurs TV about the move and his hopes for the coming season.
Talking about Tottenham’s approach Eriksen said,
“There were a lot of rumours, but I only felt right about the approach from Tottenham. The club followed me for a long time and really showed intent.
“It was the whole package that attracted me. I spoke briefly with the manager and my impression is that he is a very good manager. The goal is to challenge for the title. That is what the club wants and that is what I want.”
Eriksen left Champions League football behind but he insists he is determined to fire Tottenham back to the top. Asked what his aims were this year he replied,
“What everyone wants and that’s to be one of the top three – maybe even the top!”
There’s been a lot of crowing from the other side of North London concerning the amount of money laid out by this club but once Eriksen settles in, our relatively cheap signing will be a joy to watch in this campaign.