Prior to penning a new deal with Tottenham Hotspur, Christian Eriksen was a top target for a number of big European clubs, report the London Evening Standard.
Earlier this week, the Danish playmaker signed a brand new four-year deal that is understood to see him rake in a cool £75k-per-week.
Still, his agent has revealed that there had been contact from the likes of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and even Manchester United.
”There has been concrete interest from four Champions League clubs, from France, Spain, Italy and England. Two of them played in the Champions League final not too long ago”, Martin Schoots told Danish newspaper BT.
“We took it as a great compliment. One of the managers, Laurent Blanc (who was then at Paris St Germain), spoke openly about his admiration for Christian some time ago – and he is a World Cup winner.”
Eriksen was signed in the wake of Gareth Bale’s seismic departure to Real Madrid back in 2013 and has since gone on to establish himself as one of the club’s most important players.
Across his 134 appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit, the 24-year-old has scored 30 times and recorded a further 33 assists since signing from Dutch giants Ajax.
From set-pieces is the former Ajax ace most devastating, emerging as one of the most lethal free-kick takers in the Premier League.
He was part of the side that fought so valiantly for the league title last term and is one of few in the team who boasts Champions League experience ahead of their venture back into the competition.
Having made 16 appearances while in Amsterdam, including notching a memorable goal against Manchester City, Eriksen will be vital heading into this seasons’ tournament.