Tottenham must take £7m risk on nine-goal maestro after reported transfer mission
When it comes to the numerous Premier League imports from Denmark, it is fair to say that Tottenham may well have secured the best of the lot.
The likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Daniel Agger and Thomas Gravesen do not come close to the talent that Christian Eriksen has offered England’s top flight, and only Peter Schmeichel could come close to denying him of the crown for the best player to have arrived from the Scandinavian country.
The playmaker has been a key part of Spurs’ rise from European hopeful to top-four regular, and has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders currently in the Premier League, regardless of nationality.
Now it seems as though the north London club are looking to replicate their success for a young star who could follow in the footsteps of their current hero.
Danish publication BT have claimed on their website that the Lilywhites were in Denmark on Friday to scout FC Nordsjaelland midfielder Mathias Jensen, with the 22-year-old said to be at the centre of attentions for a number of European clubs.
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The youngster, who has been handed the captains’ armband for his club’s recent games, continued his fine form against Aalborg BK with his ninth goal of the season, and with another seven assists under his belt, he has proven his ability as an attacking threat from the middle of the park.
With BT claiming that Jensen will be available for just £7million (60million Kroner), and the likes of Ajax and Southampton also said to be in the hunt for his capture, Spurs must be leading the way for a man who could be the student under the master that is Eriksen.
It might be a risky swoop, but for £7million he could well be the next big thing for his country – and where better to be than working with his star international compatriot.
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