When Christian Eriksen signed for Tottenham Hotspur from Ajax last summer, those in the know suggested they had signed a gem for the price of a pebble.
While Arsenal broke their club-record transfer fee to sign Mesut Ozil, their North London rivals paid just £11.5million for Eriksen; not bad for a then-21-year-old who already had 161 games under his belt for arguably Holland’s biggest club.
Eriksen took some time to settle at White Hart Lane, and was temporarily ruled out with injury, but since his return he has scored three and set up another three in his last 10 league matches.
And now, with Spurs riding the crest of a wave under new boss Tim Sherwood, the Danish international has been speaking to the club’s official website about his early career and what Tottenham fans can expect in the future.
When reminded that on arriving at Spurs he said it “felt right” Eriksen said, “Yes, and hopefully you haven’t seen everything yet.
“I’m glad that I’ve shown what I have in my locker and I want to keep improving and doing my thing and getting better and better.
“The team is looking good. We’re getting better and better. We’re learning new ideas but we’re adapting quickly and when you have such good players it’s easier to adapt.”
At just 22, Eriksen has the potential to become one of Europe’s most exciting and effective play-makers. And if he does, that £11.5million will seem like a snip.
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