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The Ajax captain is set to move to White Hart Lane this summer and the Danish striker feels his club-mate has outgrown the Dutch league

 Greg Stobart
 In Kharkiv

Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen is confident Jan Vertonghen will be a ‘brilliant signing’ for Tottenham and says the defender has outgrown the Dutch league.

Vertonghen, the Ajax captain, is expected to move to Spurs this summer although the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement on a transfer fee.

The 24-year-old has one year left on his Ajax contract and has urged the club to lower their €15 million (£12m) valuation, with all parties confident that the transfer will be completed.

Eriksen, who is currently playing for Denmark at Euro 2012, feels Vertonghen will be an excellent addition for Spurs and will have no problem adapting to the Premier League.

“He is a brilliant signing for Tottenham and a really, really good player,” Eriksen told “He is too good for the Dutch league now. It’s too easy for him and it’s the right time for him to leave.

“He is the best player in Holland and has all the skills that will make him a success in the Premier League. He is good with and without the ball, he is physically strong and he’s a leader for the team.

“From what I see, Tottenham like to play good football so I think he will be a perfect signing for them. I know there was interest from other clubs but he made up his mind.

“I’m sad to see him leave Ajax but it’s a good transfer for him.”