Jol waxes lyrical on Eriksen
Martin Jol believes Danish starlet Christian Eriksen is destined for great things in football.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 13/02/11 5:19pm
Martin Jol believes Denmark starlet Christian Eriksen is destined for great things in football.
Eriksen enhanced his growing reputation with a sparkling performance against England in last Wednesday's friendly match.
The attacking midfielder plies his trade for Ajax but the likes of AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool are believed to be interested in his services.
And Jol - who managed Eriksen at Ajax before resigning in December - claims the 18-year-old will sell for a hefty amount.
The former Tottenham Hotspur boss told The Sunday Times: "In 18 months he'll be too big for Holland, he is already probably worth the most of any player in the Dutch League.
"He is one of the biggest talents Ajax have ever had in the No 10 position, on a level with Jari Litmanen, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart.
"As a No 10 he could be the best in Europe. Left foot, right foot, a trick, a shot, he has everything you need."
Eriksen is expected to command a fee in excess of £15million and Jol added: "If I had money like Manchester City I'd buy him right now and let him stay at Ajax.
"You've got the best talent in Europe and he's yours in a couple of years."