Superstar’s father ‘blasts’ Chelsea signings

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Ajax’s 19 year old midfielder Christian Eriksen is being chased by Liverpool, Barcelona and Arsenal, but according to The Daily Mail, his father has warned the star not to head for Chelsea.

Denmark international Eriksen impressed on the world stage against England in a friendly last month, and is thought to have a worth in the vicinity of £10-13 million, despite his tender age.

Eriksen had two trails with Chelsea in 2007, when the wonderkid was just 15, and decided to head for Dutch side Ajax instead on a permanent basis.

Eriksen’s father blasted the actions of Chelsea in the trial periods, saying that their methods were not suited to young and impressionable footballers.


'”Chelsea thought he [Eriksen] was too weak and not that great,'” Thomas Eriksen said.

'They wanted him to have a third trial - but I said no to that. They had time to consider him.

'But it suited us just fine because it was not the right place for him. The English mentality does not work, they are completely cold with the way they deal with players.

'If there is one player from the youth team that goes to the first team they are happy. They are indifferent to all the rest.

'The training facilities are good - but kids should not go there.”

Chelsea was recently accused of being unethical by Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta, over their signing of young Brazilian star Lucas Piazon. He also had harsh words to say about the English style of dealing with young football players.

‘We’re actually proud that we haven’t signed Piazon under these conditions. It would have been unethical to pay a minor a salary in the region of €1million,” Marotta told reporters.

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