Christian Eriksen: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Daniel EdwardsFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2013

Ajax's young midfield sensation Christian Eriksen is among the many players being tipped for a possible transfer in the summer window.

Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Denmark international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.


Age: 21

Contract Situation: Eriksen is signed at Ajax until 2014.  

Career Stops: Ajax (2009-present). 

Current Campaign Stats

Eredivisie: 33 games, 10 goals.

Champions League/Europa League: 8 games, 1 goal.

KNVB Cup: 4 games, 2 goals.


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Scouting Guide

Eriksen's rise through the ranks of European football, both for club and country, has been nothing short of prodigious. Back in 2010 (at 18), he was the youngest player in the World Cup, while three short years later he has already accrued an impressive 34 caps for Denmark, as well racking up over 150 games for Ajax. 

Eriksen's vision, quality of passing and ability to go forward has already seen parallels being made with Ajax stars of the past such as Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart. Eriksen averaged nearly a goal every three games through 2012-13—a terrific record for a midfielder—and at just 21, he is considered one of the brightest prospects in the entire Eredivisie. 


Where to Next?

The path from Ajax's legendary youth academy to Europe's biggest clubs is already well trodden, and Eriksen could well be the next talent to make the leap up in quality. According to the Guardian, Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund are ready to open their chequebook for the youngster, who confirmed that he was in talks to move to the Bundesliga.  

If not Germany, England could be the next destination for the midfielder. Scandanavian stars such as John-Arne Riise, Daniel Agger and Jan Molby have all made themselves past and present favourites in Anfield, and the Mirror asserts that Brendan Rodgers would like to make Eriksen a priority for the transfer window.

The same source, however, states that the player is frustrated with the pace of negotiations and without new movement on a possible £15 million move, he will turn his back on the Reds.