North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are further encouraged in their pursuit of Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen after the talented play maker rejected a new contract.
Tottenham tried to sign the 21-year-old last summer but Ajax was adamant not to sell him. Arsenal who are monitoring him for a quite a long time are reported to make a move for the Danish star in the coming transfer window.
Ajax technical director Marc Overmars said,
“Christian has informed us that he doesn’t want to sign a new contract right now. I think he and his agent want to see what opportunities present themselves this summer.”
“We want him to stay here for at least two more years, but the day he leaves us, he will be ready to play for the very best.”
“He’s a player even the biggest clubs in the world could do with having in their squad.”
Ajax will be forced to sell Eriksen as they will lose him for free when his contract ends in 2014. Eriksen has been in good for this season scoring nine goals and 13 assists for Ajax this season.
With the likes Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are also linked with the midfielder, interesting bidding war may be coming up in summer.