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Rio Ferdinand has described Tottenham Hotspur target Christian Eriksen as a “top player”.

The Premier League legend was speaking in the latest episode of Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE.

Ferdinand and co-hosts Joel Beya and Stephen Howson went over their picks for the league’s top players this season.

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Eriksen, who has impressed since joining Brentford in January, was in the running for the trio’s Signing of the Season.

Spurs have been linked with the Dane – who shone for the Lilywhites earlier in his career – in recent months.

And Tottenham boss Antonio Conte recently admitted he’d bring the 30-year-old back to N17 “for sure”.

Eriksen has impressed for the Bees, registering two assists and one goal in seven appearances so far.

He has also capped off a remarkable comeback for Denmark, scoring twice for his country in March.

As well as Spurs, the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle are also apparently eyeing Eriksen.

Ferdinand felt Eriksen hadn’t played enough games to be in the running for Signing of the Season.

However, he nonetheless praised his quality and efforts.

“I don’t think he’s played enough games to be in this conversation, but he has been a top player since he’s come,” said Ferdinand.

“There will be clubs a lot higher up than Brentford looking at him”

Prior to the Manchester United defeat, Brentford hadn’t lost a game in which Eriksen started.

But despite losing to the Red Devils on Monday, the Bees playmaker shone for his side.

In the 55th minute of the game, Eriksen tested David de Gea with a superb free kick from 30 yards out.

“He has been so good, Eriksen,” Gary Neville said while commentating on Sky Sports (2/5/22, 21:13).

“There will be clubs a lot higher up than Brentford looking at him.”

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