Eriksen unlikely to explore reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur


Christian Eriksen is unlikely to join Tottenham Hotspur next month.

Having finished fourth under Harry Redknapp last season, pressure is on Andre Villas-Boas to at least match this achievement this time round. And the Portuguese coach has made a bright start to life at White Hart Lane, helping the Londoners to into their target position after 17 rounds of Premier League fixtures.

The former Chelsea boss has been told he has cash to spend when the window reopens in January, and he has been linked with a move for Eriksen. The Denmark international is regarded as one of the best talents in European football, and as well as being linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in recent seasons, he rejected the chance to join Manchester City last summer.

Villas-Boas believed the 20-year-old playmaker would be the ideal replacement for Luka Modric, who left for Real Madrid ahead of the current season, and he would gladly pay around £15million to lure him from Ajax. However, the youngster has all but ruled out a move to England by revealing he is in no rush to quit Amsterdam.

“If something really exciting is coming, maybe you would look at it. But my feeling now is take it easy and see when it comes,” he told the Guardian. "I think for everyone who wants to get to the highest level, you have to be in the Premier League, of course. But when that should be, I have no idea. Maybe 10 years.

"I'm going to see what opportunities there are but I'm still happy here and I don't have any thoughts that I have to leave. Money has never been a motivation. I have chosen football before that every time and I still do that. I'm addicted to football. When I get outside, I just want to stay on the training pitch."

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