VIDEO: The best moments from Tottenham playmaker Eriksen's time at Ajax

The talented Denmark international burst onto the scene in Amsterdam, with his efforts in Holland earning him a big-money move to the Premier League

It may feel as though Christian Eriksen has been around forever, but February 14 sees the Tottenham playmaker celebrate his 25th birthday.

The Denmark international is into his eighth season of competitive football, having burst onto the scene as a talented teenager at Ajax.

He would spend four productive years as part of the first-team set-up at the Amsterdam Arena before it became impossible for his ability to be kept on an Eredivisie stage.

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Admiring glances were being shot in his direction from leading clubs across Europe, with his creative ability making him one of the most sought-after players in world football.

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Spurs were to ultimately prove successful in the clamour to secure his signature, with a big-money transfer in the summer of 2013 taking Eriksen to White Hart Lane.

He has gone on to flourish in England, with there a consistency to his game which would make him a valuable asset to any side.

It is, however, worth remembering, as he celebrates another birthday, that it was the efforts showcased in the video above that helped to put him on the path to Premier League fame and fortune.