Liverpool & Spurs Blow As Eriksen Names The Etihad As His Preferred Destination

By on April 16, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Christian Eriksen talks up a move to Man City.

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Christian Eriksen after the play-maker revealed his preferred Premier League destination would be Manchester City when he leaves Ajax this summer, according to the Express.

The 21-year-old Danish attacker has just one year left to run on his current contract at Ajax and the report claims the Dutch outfit will cash-in this summer after Eriksen made it clear he won’t be signing an extension.

Eriksen has emerged as one of the most sought-after young attackers in Europe after breaking into the Ajax first team in January 2010, and has gone on to score 22 goals and provide 39 assists in his 105 league appearances so far.

It seems his impressive form hasn’t gone unnoticed here in England with the Express claiming the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are keen on signing him this summer.

However, Spurs and Liverpool have now been dealt a blow after the player revealed that his preferred Premier League club would be Manchester City, while a potential move to PSG would also appeal to the young Dane.

“I’d like to play for a club like Manchester City or PSG,”

“For me it is important that I have a good feeling at the club.

“I should be able to play football and then I could develop. I will be a better football player.” Eriksen is quoted as saying by the Express

It’s interesting to hear the player suggesting he’d be open to a move to Man City then say he would want the chance to play regular football and develop his game. While there is no doubt he would progress at City, surely there must be question marks over the amount of first team football he’d get considering the amount of attacking talent at Roberto Manicni’s disposal?

The likes of Samir Nasri, Scott Sinclair and Edin Dzeko regularly find themselves on the substitutes bench with David Silva, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero occupying the attacking berths at the Etihad Stadium on a regular basis, so where would Eriksen fit in if he end’s up making the move to City?

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If it’s money and trophies he wants then City is no doubt the better choice, but if it’s first team football he’s after I’d suggest he’s better off going to Spurs or Liverpool, but we’ll have to see what happens in the summer.

Would you like to see Eriksen come to your club? Get involved in the comments section below.

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18 Comments

  1. tryme

    April 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    BIGGGGG mistake if he goes there HUGE mistake. he wont get in that team for a long time and by then the hype surrounding him will be well and truly gone.

  2. Donny

    April 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Not another mercenary!!!
    I’m guessing man sh*tty and PSG are paying the highest wages at the moment.
    I feel plenty of bench time coming up.

    • broadswordcallingdannyboy

      April 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Ha ha ha , yeah he shouldnt join a team competing in the top four and champions league next year , but join the race for 7th ….. YAWN

      • Tom

        April 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

        LOL. the point of the mans comment was that he wouldn’t get game time. Suarez came to lpool from Ajax and it’s been an amazing platform for his career, now he’s linked with all the top clubs around europe, and if he goes he will be playing all the time. IMO liverpool would be a perfect place for erikson, or arsenal.

        • broadswordcallingdannyboy

          April 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm

          if they are good enough they will get there chance , Nastasic …

          good move by citeh

        • broadswordcallingdannyboy

          April 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm

          and for every Suarez there is usually a ryan babel .

  3. Mark

    April 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    This is what he meant to say

    “I’d like to play for a club like Manchester City or PSG because they pay more wages,”

    “For me it is important that I have a good feeling at the club and I will achieve that when I get my pay slip every month.

    “I should be able to play football but it will not matter too much as it is all about money and then I could develop my bank balance before I move on and play football regularly. I will be a better paid football player.” Eriksen is quoted as saying by the Express

    • Bill

      April 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Sounds about right.

  4. Philo

    April 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I wish this website would make its mind up,it was only a few hours ago you was saying Liverpool had paid 2.4 million for him.

    • Bill

      April 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      this site is a joke so don’t fret just go along with the humour. and just a slight point, nothing to serious, but in case you didn’t know the transfer window is closed so Liverpool couldn’t sign him for any amount let alone the £2.4m you quoted. The only time any club could sign him is if he was a free agent at the end of this season and then they can only make a preliminary contract.

    • Football Talk

      April 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Philo,

      Sorry but I think you have us mixed up with another website. We haven’t reported anything claiming Liverpool had agreed a deal to sign Eriksen today.

      Cheers

  5. randomself

    April 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Well, if he is good enough he will get in team, 2 comments so far are obviously not City fans, they have no clue as to the direction of the club and where the new CEO and Director of football want to take the team with the manager, these are all rumours anyway so who knows, and between now and then City will be linked with another dozen players! So get a grip and enjoy the ride of the rumours and the responses like those already received here!!!!!

  6. Scottypool

    April 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    He won’t get a game at City.

    • broadswordcallingdannyboy

      April 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      and if he doesnt make it off the bench ,then it will be down to him . plenty of opportunities await a top young player at city over the next few years.

  7. Soccerisma

    April 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I dont really beleive that he said those “quoted” words, twisted perhaps

    Everyone attached with football knows that he is not going to start week in week out if he joins City.

    Probably the worst place for his growing career

  8. Glen Nicolay

    April 17, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Sounds like a love for money more than a love for the game. Maybe he should consider going to hell!

  9. Michael

    April 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    The qoutes are badly translated, and taken out of context. He replying to at question about whether he would be willing and good enough to play for those two teams. He then answers “could I play for City or PSG – why not? The most important thing is that I get a good feeling about a club”, “I must be able to get playing time, so that I can develop. I want to be a better football player.”, “If I make a switch, the most important thing will be how the club is” He was not stating any preferences for the clubs, but only that he would not rule them out if he would judge that both he and the club thought he would get regular playing time. The alternative for him would have been to say – “City or PSG? – no I don’t think that I am good enough.”

  10. Bishopj350

    April 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    He shud com or join livpol whr d talent is being develop ok

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