Gylfi Sigurdsson spurned Liverpool’s advances because he believes Tottenham are a club that is going places.
The Iceland midfielder has revealed that he decided that the best decision for his footballing career was a move to White Hart Lane on a reported five-year deal.
The ambition of the Tottenham board helped persuade the 22-year-old to snub a potential link-up with Brendan Rodgers who Sigurdsson played under at Swansea last season.
“I enjoyed playing under Brendan and I am grateful for everything he has done for me, but after careful consideration I liked Spurs best,” Sigurdsson told Icelandic website mbl.is.
“The team has world-class players in their ranks and they play good football, which I like.
“I was impressed with the club’s plans for next season and the coming years.
“There is clearly great ambition at Tottenham and the club intends to do big things.
“It is a pleasure to see that Gareth Bale has signed a new contract.
“There are top players in the team and the club is getting a new training ground.”
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