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Christian Eriksen is a Danish professional footballer who's most famous for his time with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Born in Middelfart, Denmark, Eriksen was quick to follow his father's football-related path and started playing at the age of 3. He is currently employed by Serie A side Inter Milan, but this may soon be subject to change. Since 2010 Eriksen has represented the Denmark National Team at the highest level and has now accumulated over a hundred appearances nearing the record of Peter Schmeichel. When it comes to honours, the midfielder has been crowned Dutch champion three times and has won the KNVB Cup and the Johan Cruyff Shield. He has also finished as Champions League runner-up with Tottenham and Europa League runner-up with Inter Milan.
Christian Eriksen’s Transfer History
- 2009: Odense BK Youth to Ajax Youth – £1 Million
- 2013: Ajax to Tottenham Hotspur – £11 Million
- 2020: Tottenham Hotspur to Inter Milan – £24 Million
Eriksen's father Thomas, was one of Middelfart G&BK's coaches – the club that gave life to Eriksen's career. Here he spent ten years before leaving the academy to join Odense's in 2005. In the three years spent with OB, he was scouted by the Dutch colossus Ajax, and the Amsterdam club felt the need to part ways with £1 Million to acquire the midfielder. He played for Ajax's B club before being promoted to the senior squad and finally making his professional debut in 2010. Following his beginning steps in the Eredivise, he was praised and compared to Dutch legends Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart in terms of play.
International recognition soon followed as Eriksen became one of the primary transfer targets of Tottenham. The mounting amount of football whispers turned out right when Spurs completed the midfielder's move in 2013. Interestingly, he became a Tottenham player on the same day, which Erik Lamela did too. Eriksen made his debut vs. Norwich and provided an assist, which led to coach André Villas-Boas praise his successful start. During his first three seasons at White Hart Lane, the Danish International won the Danish player of the year award three times. He didn't struggle to find playtime even with newly appointed in 2015 coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Eriksen has been an integral part of the London club's lineup and, fortunately, was lucky to miss out on injuries that allowed him to play nearly 50 games per season. However, he felt the need to change things up – something which hit the transfer news instantly. With Eriksen's rumored exit, numerous clubs piled for him. In the end, It was Serie A Inter Milan that beat the transfer odds and got his signature in January of 2020. Despite that, after nearly a year in Italy, the midfielder doesn't seem delighted by his situation, which again results in serious transfer rumors. The gossip nowadays is that Eriksen may be on the way to making a Premier League return with Arsenal and Manchester United interested. Furthermore, Real Madrid may also be keen on signing him as well as Inter's rivals AC Milan.