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Olsen tells Eriksen to move

Created on 31 May., 2013 4:43 PM GMT

Ajax star Christian Eriksen is ready for a move to a bigger club, according to Denmark coach Morten Olsen.

Speculation has intensified in recent weeks over where the 21-year-old midfielder will be plying his trade next season, with some reports linking him with Borussia Dortmund, as they seek to replace Bayern Munich-bound Mario Goetze.

Olsen, who coaches Eriksen at international level, said the emerging talent has come of age and is well-equipped to handle a move to one of Europe's biggest clubs.

"This is the right time for him to go," Olsen told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

"There are many players who moved to a top club too early, but Christian is really ready.

"He played great against Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, PSV and Feyenoord this season, so maybe that's where Dortmund's interest stems from."

In addition to Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is also rumoured to be a fond admirer of the Denmark international - whose Ajax deal expires at the end of the season - but last month the Dutch champions denied reports of a deal being struck with the Anfield club.

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