One player expected to leave Ajax this summer is Christian Eriksen, though his possible destination is still unknown, in the last few months a plethora of British newspapers have linked him with a move to the Premier League with Liverpool and Tottenham his likeliest destinations.
That theme continued in the Sunday People (http://bit.ly/14hzPGB). Liverpool's interest is genuine, with it being revealed in the last week, by Voetbal International, that they, along with Borussia Dortmund and Everton, have made an official approach for the Danish playmaker.
But, despite what the article states, out of those interested, Eriksen is keen on Dortmund especially now there's a vacancy with Mario Gotze departing. However, that is not to say a move to Germany has always been his preference.
"The Bundesliga has never really been my preferred choice and a few years ago I would not even have considered it, but now I do," he told De Telegraaf. "Dortmund is a club where I would like to play. I think I would be a good fit with the football there. Dortmund plays nice, attacking football."
Eriksen, whose contract with the Amsterdammers expires next summer, revealed contact between the two clubs and the expectation is a deal could be concluded. But, of course, it might not come to fruition and that could open the door for Liverpool. However, chances are Eriksen could remain in Amsterdam, mainly due to his belief Dortmund is the only alternative to Ajax where he could continue his development.
A strong factor is Champions League involvement. Eriksen has gone on record in saying renewing for another season would not be a problem. He would have to, if a move doesn't transpire this summer, as Ajax's new policy dictates those at the club with one year left on their contract are demoted.
Eriksen would be a wonderful addition to English football, but as things stand, if you want to enjoy him next season it will be in the Eredivisie or Bundesliga.