English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have signed Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen from Dutch side Ajax. The attacking midfielder, 21, agreed personal terms with the London side after the two clubs agreed a fee of around £11.5m.
He has spent the past four years with the Eredivisie club, winning three titles during that time. In 161 appearances he scored 33 goals, making him one of Europe’s hottest properties. He has also won 37 caps for Denmark.
A Tottenham statement said they are delighted to announce a deal has been agreed with Ajax for Eriksen’s signing. It said he won three consecutive titles in Holland during his time there as well as being named Ajax Talent of the Year, Dutch Football Talent of the Year and Danish Footballer of the Year in 2011.
Eriksen, who becomes Tottenham’s seventh signing of a busy summer, said that everyone has seen the business Spurs have been doing this summer and it’s a project he is keen to join.
The deal for the Danish international means Spurs’ spending has surpassed the £100m mark this summer. However, the club received a world-record-breaking fee of around £85m from Real Madrid for Welshman Gareth Bale meaning much of their layout has already been recouped.