Ajax’s 21-year-old attacking midfielder, Christian Eriksen has been pursed by top European clubs for almost an year now. The midfielder who is not only strong in his feet, but has some delightful touches and an extra ounce of pace to his game which is what it takes to thrive in the English game.
Liverpool, Tottenham and Inter Milan are a few clubs that are looking to sign the player, but who more than the Merseyside club are in the most desperate situation to buy the attacking midfielder. Eriksen’s signing could complete the midfield that is lacking a quality attacking player who can both create and score goals.
Look at the line-up below:
The arrival of Sturridge, Coutinho over the winter transfer window and the summer signings of Borini and Allen has proved Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool are ready to spend and spend it wisely. All the players bring a different prospective to Liverppol’s attacking play, however there is just one problem here, they are still missing that one player who can play centrally just behind the striker. In the current crop of Liverpool’s starting line-up there is no one who fits the bill and this is where Christian Eriksen could fill in next season. Playing just behind Suarez and ahead of Gerrard or Allen/Henderson, the Danish International can add a much needed depth in the attacking third, a creative goal scoring midfielder who is young and available.
The youngster’s contract expires at the end of next year and with several clubs vulturing around the player for his signature, it is inevitable that the player will leave Ajax and this summer could be the perfect opportunity to cash in on the player. With Eriksen willing to move on, we can expect a bidding war from various clubs and the Reds have to act fast if they want him.
According Transfermarkt.co.uk he is valued at £14 million but Ajax can simply afford to up their asking price, such is the player’s performance over the past 12 months.
There will be questions of naivety, but the youngster has already proved it in the biggest of stages when he put in a breath taking performance against Manchester City in this season’s Champions League scoring in the home fixture, as he troubled the Premier League champions throughout the game. He has two good feet, a keen eye for a pass and a good finisher. He’s an intelligent player, who understands the importance of finding space and exploiting it, a missing piece in Liverpool’s attacking puzzle.