Previous
VfL Wolfsburg
Everton
ESPN3 6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Partizan Belgrade
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Sevilla FC
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Villarreal
Borussia Monchengladbach
8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Torino
Club Brugge
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Boca Juniors
11:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Next
Jul 9, 2013

Eriksen 'still hoping to move'

The agent of Christian Eriksen has said he is still in contact with a number of clubs regarding a move for his client, while insisting that Borussia Dortmund’s signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan does not rule out the possibility of a switch to Westfalenstadion for the Ajax midfielder.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen has been linked with a move to both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

Eriksen has been linked with a switch to both Dortmund and Liverpool in recent months, although that talk seems to have dried up lately.

Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed the €27.5 million sale of Mkhitaryan to the Bundesliga side on Tuesday, while the Reds have opted for Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto instead.

Eriksen’s representative, Martin Schoots, however, says the Denmark international could still very much be lining up for a new side come the start of next season.

“Yes, we are still in contact with certain clubs, and that will always be the case with a player like Christian,” Schoots told sporten.dk. “At the moment, it’s difficult to say whether this contact will result in a transfer, so we won’t speculate now.”

Eriksen spoke of his desire to work with Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp in June, although the German club moved to deny reports that they were lining up a bid for the player.

But when asked whether the Mkhitaryan deal might end Eriksen’s hopes of a move to Dortmund, Schoots refused to rule out the possibility.

“There is always speculation about these things,” he said. “We prefer not to contribute to that speculation.”

Eriksen has a year remaining on his contract at Ajax but Schoots says the player will sign an extension if he does not secure a transfer this summer.

“Christian has already said that he will not let his contract expire and move on a free transfer,” he said. “He will extend his contract if he doesn’t move.”

He added: “This is the first transfer window in which Christian has been open to a move, but that doesn’t mean that he absolutely must change clubs. Christian can control the next step in his career, and he will only leave Ajax if he believes he can develop and become a better player at a new club.”

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.