Vertonghen would welcome old Ajax teammate Eriksen at Tottenham

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has declared that his former Ajax teammate, Christian Eriksen, would make a good fit for the White Hart Lane outfit, Sky Sports reports.

Eriksen, 20, is already a full Denmark international, and has scored six goals in 19 games so far for Ajax. Typically fielded in a traditional No 10 role, Eriksen has been long tipped to make a switch to a bigger club, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona all linked with him in recent seasons. However, Vertonghen, who joined Spurs in the summer, believes Eriksen would do well to consider Tottenham as the club to join. “I don’t want to speak for him, but he is a good player, and I think a good player can play here,” Vertonghen said.

Technically, he’s one of the best players I’ve played with,” Vertonghen continued. “He can use his right foot and his left foot equally well and he is always fit. Since he was 17 or 18, he has played so many games for Ajax and hardly ever been injured. When he gains a bit more physical strength, then I think he can play in any team.

Vertonghen himself has settled in well at White Hart Lane, making 24 appearances in all competitions, and at the weekend, notched his first goal for the club, scoring the winner in Spurs’ 1-0 win over Swansea. He has also made more than 40 appearances for Belgium.

Eriksen became a member of Ajax’s first team squad in 2009, and was the youngest player at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He is expected to see out the remainder of this campaign with Ajax, with many pundits expecting a big money move to be made for the Danish star in the summer.

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