'I see myself at the highest level' – Tottenham 25-year-old reveals future ambitions
By Matt Farr
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has opened the door to a potential move away from the club by admitting he wants to play “at the highest level”.
The 25-year-old star moved to the Premier League club in 2013, and has been instrumental as Tottenham secured back-to-back top-four finishes and qualification for the Champions League in the last two seasons.
He contributed 12 goals and 23 assists from 48 appearances in all competitions during the 2016-17 campaign, but Tottenham’s continued lack of silverware could see them lose their most prized assets.
Eriksen has been linked with a high-profile switch to La Liga giants Barcelona, with the Mirror reporting in April that the Catalan outfit had plans to bring him to the Nou Camp in the summer.
Tottenham fans will be determined to see the Denmark international remain at the club ahead of next season, but Eriksen admits there would not be many players who would “say no” to Barcelona.
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He told ESPN FC: “I’ve been there [on trial as a teenager] at one point, and it didn’t work out too well. But Barcelona is a fantastic club – I don’t think there are a lot of players who would say no to Barcelona.
“But there is interest and then there is concrete interest. Until there is some concrete interest, I don’t have an opinion about it.
“In the future I see myself at the highest level. That’s what I dream about. That could be in two to three years. It could be at a different club or it could be at Tottenham, if we have got all the way to that level.”
But while Eriksen insists he wants to play at the highest level, he offer reassurances that he would not have to leave Tottenham to achieve his dream.
Tottenham have made improvements in recent seasons, and Eriksen believes he could have a long-term future at the club if they can reach the top level.
However, Eriksen’s comments do suggest that he is not looking for a move to the Nou Camp as early as this summer, instead admitting a move away from Tottenham could happen in “two to three years”.
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