According to reports in the Netherlands tonight, Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen has rejected a huge offer from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.
- By Michael Bell
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Voetbal International reporter Johan Derksen told Tour du Jour on RTL7, that Leverkusen offered the Danish international a huge offer that would have doubled his current wage, but the offer was rejected.
At Ajax, Eriksen reportedly earns €800,000 a year, but although Leverkusen were willing to offer the midfielder over €1 million, he does not see them as an option.
Eriksen said last week that he would only leave Ajax for what he saw as a step up, and although he was open to a move to Borussia Dortmund, they signed Shakhtar Donetsk’s Henrikh Mkrtchyan instead.
Liverpool, and AS Roma have both been heavily linked with Eriksen, who now only has one year left on his current Ajax deal, although if he does not leave, an extension will be signed.
The 21 year old has been with the Eredivisie champions for the last five years, and has made 156 appearances for the club, and scored 30 goals.
Leverkusen were linked earlier in the summer with a move for Eriksen’s team mate Toby Alderweireld, but were put off by the Belgians asking price.