Ajax star hints he would strongly consider Liverpool transfer this summer.
Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen says he has not yet made a decision on his future, despite reading newspaper articles suggesting he was close to agreeing a deal with Borussia Dortmund, and has suggested he could consider a Liverpool transfer.
The 21 year-old has elected against signing a new contract at Amsterdam ArenA, and Ajax will likely sell him on this summer in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
Bundesliga giants Dortmund reached the UEFA Champions League final this season, losing to German champions Bayern Munich, who also take their rivals’ best player Mario Goetze this summer for a national transfer record fee.
Whilst Jurgen Klopp reportedly sees Eriksen as the ideal replacement for Goetze in his team next season, Liverpool have been offered a clear ray of hope.
Eriksen says that because there has not yet been anything agreed on his future, he is finding the escalating rumour mill “funnier and funnier.”
However, having had conversations with Anfield centre back Daniel Agger, Eriksen revealed he would consider a move to Liverpool as a step up from Ajax – even though his current club will compete in next season’s UEFA Champions League and the Reds are not in Europe.
“I have read the stories and Liverpool is definitely an option,” said Eriksen to Danish publication Sporten.
“It is also one of the clubs that is held in higher prestige than Amsterdam, as it’s a different league and of a different calibre. It sounds very exciting, but we will have to look at if there is actually something in it.
“I don’t know if there is anything concrete in the rumours, though I have talked to Daniel [Agger] about them.”
Eriksen would be a tremendous asset to whichever club he joins this summer.
The Dane got the third most assists (4) in the UEFA Champions League this season despite only playing in six matches, and so could shine on a regular basis on a bigger stage.