Eriksen keeps Eredivise focus despite Manchester United & Tottenham interest

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Christian Eriksen is focused on life at Ajax despite continuing speculation over a move away from the club.

Manchester United are amongst the teams to be heavily linked with the 20-year-old playmaker, whilst Tottenham Hotspur were also reported to be keen on the player in mid-December.

Indeed, the Danish international was forced to speak on the interest of Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas before Christmas, admitting he’d heard the rumours but knew of nothing concrete.

"I have read that, but it is just a rumour,” he said on the White Hart Lane speculation, according to Sky Sports.

“It also depends on what Ajax want, but I hope and believe that I will finish the season at Ajax.”

Both Spurs and the Red Devils look set to be disappointed over the 31-cap international however, with agent Martin Schoots reiterating that his client remains committed to the Eredivisie cause at Ajax.

However, Eriksen wants to impress at the Amsterdam Arena, and ‘you never know what might happen’, he cryptically concluded.

"For the last couple of weeks, and also because of the holidays, the press have kept their distance, which is something (Eriksen) does not regret,” said Schoots, according to Sky Sports.

"I'm not saying that this means no-one is interested as it would be strange for a player who has been followed by the biggest clubs in football since he was 14 years old to not be on their radar anymore.

"He is improving strongly and for the third consecutive season he is again improving his goal average in the league. Before Ajax's trip to Brazil (for their winter training camp), Christian's focus was on the big match coming up against Feyenoord and that is what he wants to keep focusing on.

"Christian just wants to concentrate on his football, but you never know what might happen in football."

Eriksen impressed against Manchester United in last season's Europa League, and was one of the Godenzonen's shining lights for 60 minutes in their victory at Old Trafford.

A return to the ground to play under Sir Alex Ferguson this month now looks unlikely however, and a potential transfer battle for Eriksen appears to be on the back-burner until the summer at least.

Were the youngster to eventually join Manchester United, he'd play alongside compatriot Anders Lindegaard and become only the sixth Dane to represent last season's Premier League runners-up.

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