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Christian Eriksen can become world's best playmaker

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Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen can go on to become the best number 10 in the world.

The Dane, who already has 42 international caps at the tender age of 21, is already showing signs that he can light up the Premier League.

He was signed from Ajax last summer for a bargain fee of around £11m–a snip for a player who had been linked with a host of top European clubs.

As a teenager, Eriksen had trials at Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United and AC Milan, but decided instead to move to the Dutch club, realising his first step shouldn't be too big - a wise head on young shoulders.

All too many players have faced countless reserve matches and loan spells when joining a modern day giant.

And it was at Ajax where he began to show his enormous potential. It was here where he was likened to recent Ajax products Wesley Sneijder and former Spur Rafael van der Vaart, as well as fellow Dane, and recently sacked Swansea manager, Michael Laudrup.

Those comparisons, along with his impressive Ajax stats, were what tempted Spurs to buy him. The club needed someone to fill the void left by Rafael van der Vaart.

The Spurs fans couldn't have wished for a better talent. At 21 he is already more talented than his predecessor, and I think in three or four years time could be better than the Premier League's most celebrated number 10s; Mesut Ozil, Juan Mata and David Silva.

He has the vision and the technical ability to compete with the goals these three create, he has already shown signs that his dribbling is going to be a threat for many defences and in my opinion his shooting is second only to Mata, but that could change in a couple of years!

He seems to have overcome his recent injury and has come back into some good form, scoring the winner at Old Trafford as well as a cracking free-kick at home to West Brom, and now Tim Sherwood has given him more of a free role, expect the Dane to bang in a few more.

He has already been named Danish footballer of the year twice, Dutch league player of the year, and won three Eredivisie titles.

If he continues to progress, and reaches his potential, then I really think he can become the world's best number 10. Watch out, Spurs fans, I hear Real Madrid like number 10s!

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