New Spurs signing was told “good things” by former Ajax team-mate.
New Tottenham signing Christian Eriksen says his former team-mate from Ajax Jan Vertonghen played a big part in persuading him to move to White Hart Lane this summer, according to talkSPORT.
Eriksen became Spurs’ final signing of the summer transfer window this year when he moved from the Amsterdam club for £11.5m, and is one of many exciting new faces to be brought in through the funding of Gareth Bale’s £85m sale to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Danish international joins another former Ajax player in north London, with Belgian centre-back Vertonghen having made the same move the summer before, and enjoying an impressive first season in the Premier League.
Eriksen will be hoping he can adapt as well as his team-mate, and praised him as a ‘good’ and ‘funny guy’ who told him good things about the club.
“He said only good things,” he said. “I spoke with him a few times and he’s a really good guy. From what I’ve heard he’s also one of the funny guys here.”
The 21-year-old is also confident that the club can achieve its goal of qualifying for the Champions League this season, and perhaps even challenge for the Premier League title.
Eriksen won three league titles in the Eredivisie with Ajax, and believes his experience of playing in the Champions League with his old club could be beneficial to Spurs.
“What everyone wants and that’s to be one of the top three – maybe even the top,” he said.
“I’ve played Champions League for the last three years at Ajax and I know what it’s all about, the best place to be. Everyone wants that.”