Cruyff backing Man Utd, Chelsea target Eriksen for greatness

Premier League target Christian Eriksen is headed for the top, says Dutch legend Johan Cruyff.

Premier League target Christian Eriksen is headed for the top, says Dutch legend Johan Cruyff.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona are all chasing the young Dane.

Ajax star Eriksen was named as Dutch Talent of the Year in May, elected by a panel chaired by Holland’s best player, Cruyff, who is sure he could be the next big talent to emerge from the Eredivisie.

He said: “This prize is just the start for him. It should prompt him to try to get the best out of his career. The talent is there, the recognition also, now it is up to the player.

“He is a typical Danish player. You can compare him with Brian and Michael Laudrup, and only time will tell if he can reach the same level.”

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