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Tottenham strike deal with Ajax for Eriksen

Christian Eriksen is looking forward to being part of the "development" of Tottenham Hotspur FC, having left AFC Ajax to become the London club's third signing of a busy Friday.

Christian Eriksen has been at Ajax for his entire professional career
Christian Eriksen has been at Ajax for his entire professional career ©AFP/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur FC have capped a busy few hours in the transfer market with the signing of attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen from AFC Ajax.

Having earlier in the day paraded FC Steaua Bucureşti defender Vlad Chiricheş and AS Roma's Erik Lamela as their latest acquisitions of a busy summer, the north London club have added 37-cap Danish international Eriksen to their ranks for a fee Ajax say could rise to €13.5m. "Everyone has followed the development of Spurs and it's something I want to be part of," said the 21-year-old.

Eriksen moved from Odense BK in his homeland to Amsterdam in 2008, breaking into the Ajax first team in January 2010, a season which ended with a Dutch Cup triumph against Feyenoord. Later that year, aged 18, he was the youngest player in the Denmark squad at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where he made two appearances.

Eriksen has helped Frank de Boer's Ajax win the Eredivisie in each of the last three seasons. He registered the last of his 33 goals in 162 appearances for the four-time European champions in a 3-3 draw with sc Heerenveen last weekend.

Tottenham also learned their UEFA Europa League opponents on Friday. In Group K, André Villas-Boas's side will play FC Anji Makhachkala, FC Sheriff and Tromsø IL.