Christian Eriksen has revealed it was the personal touch of Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini that persuaded him to join Tottenham.
The 21-year-old Dane moved to White Hart Lane in an £11.5million deal from Dutch giants Ajax just before the deadline window closed. Levy and technical director Franco Baldini flew to Amsterdam to hold talks with Ajax in order to bring the midfielder to N17.
Tottenham fans are hoping that in Eriksen we have a link player who we have badly missed since Rafael van der Vaart returned to Hamburg. Eriksen made an impressive debut in the 2-0 win against Norwich City last weekend.
“I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini. They were they guys who really had the right words,” Eriksen said.
“The first contact was with my agent and then my agent talked to me and I said, ‘Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say’.
“The day after my agent was (in London) to look around and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they all went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax.
“The next day, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days.
“It really impressed me that they wanted it so badly and wanted to do it so quickly.”
The “right words” that came out of Levy’s mouth centred around Tottenham’s ambitions.
“The club wants to be in the Champions League next season, for sure, and then we have, of course, to become champions,” the 21-year-old said.
“That is why he spent so much money on good players and that is just the sort of thing I want to be part of.”
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