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Ajax coach wants 'big bag of money' for Liverpool & Manchester City target

Eriksen continues to impress. (©GettyImages)
Eriksen continues to impress. (©GettyImages).

Ajax assistant manager Ronald de Boer says Liverpool or Manchester City will have to stump up a 'big bag of money' for Christian Eriksen, while he believes the Dane is destined for Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Eriksen is one of the most highly regarded young talents in European football and, hence, has frequently been linked with a transfer to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.

The 20-year-old has impressed against Manchester City in the Champions League this season, while he also caused problems for Manchester United in last term's Europa League, and move away from Ajax surely beckons.

Eriksen will not come cheap, however, with Liverpool and Manchester City required to part with a significant sum if they decide to make a formal approach for the midfielder.

De Boer has confirmed that Liverpool, Manchester City or any other club interested in Eriksen, that it would take a sizeable fee to lure the youngster away from Amsterdam, while the Ajax coach believes a transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid is will be his most likely move.

"Eriksen is only 20, but already seems older than he is. He has so much talent and of course it is difficult to keep him," said De Boer, as reported by talkSPORT.

"I think he is a player for Madrid or Barcelona but I think one more year at Ajax wouldn't hurt him. Although that's difficult - I can't predict next year he will be at us."

"It would be great to have him in the team but if a team comes along and puts a big bag of money it would be impossible for Ajax to keep him."

Liverpool and Manchester City may be buoyed by the news that Eriksen is stalling over a new contract with Ajax, as both clubs make plans for the January transfer window.

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