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Asmir Begovic has rvealed that he rejected a move to Tottenham Hotspur for ‘sporting reasons’.

The goalkeeper even went as far as undergoing a medical with Tottenham, but opted instead to leave Portsmouth for Stoke in a £3.25million deal.

“Sorensen is the current No.1 but I intend to work hard and play regularly soon,” said Begovic.

“I was very close to signing for Tottenham, but rejected them due to sporting reasons.”

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