Christian Eriksen did his reputation as the next hottest property coming out of the Eredivisie a world of good by scoring a gem of a goal against the star-studded Manchester City.
The Ajax midfielder, who was the youngest footballer of the 2010 World Cup and also adjudged the “Dutch Football Talent of the Year” in 2011 has been a prime transfer target for many of the big European clubs. Front runners among them are Liverpool and AC Milan.
While Brendan Rodgers is expecting funds to pursue Eriksen in the January transfer window, reports coming from the Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport as reported by talkSPORT suggest that Milan had sent a scout to Amsterdam last Wednesday to keep track of Eriksen’s form.
The early interest from Liverpool and AC Milan could be ascribed to their poor starts to the season and therefore an imminent need to sign up a creative playmaker in the mould of Eriksen. For the Danish national, this opportunity has both its pros and cons – while a first team birth would be guaranteed for a player of his caliber, there’s a distinct possibility that none of the clubs qualify for the Champions League in the coming season. The midfielder might just want to judge his options at the end of the season before jumping ship.